Francis Stephen Castelluccio, 3 May 1934 (1937 is also regularly cited), Newark, New Jersey, USA. Originally a solo singer recording under the names Frank Valley and Frank Valley And The Travelers, he joined the Variatones in 1954. They made their first records as the Four Lovers but achieved lasting success when they became the 4 Seasons in 1962. Although he was lead singer with the group, Valli also had a solo recording career, starting with The Sun Aint Gonna Shine (Anymore) and (Youre Gonna) Hurt Yourself in 1965. Valli scored a million-seller in 1967 with Cant Take My Eyes Off You. From the attendant solo album came further US hits, I Make A Fool Of Myself, and To Give (The Reason I Live) while Youre Ready Now was a reissued success in Britain in 1971.
Valli and producer Bob Gaudio now set up a dual career, with Valli recording for Private...
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