The Four Lovers
|Genres:||Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rockabilly doo wop rock and roll 50s|
|Decades:||1950s 1980s 2000s|
Under the name the Variatones, this New Jersey, USA quartet originally encompassed country, pop and rockabilly in their repertoire. Comprising Francis Castelluccio aka Frankie Valli (Francis Stephen Castelluccio, 3 May 1934 (1937 is also regularly cited), Newark, New Jersey, USA), who had already recorded solo as Frank Valley and Frankie Valley And The Travelers), Tommy DeVito (b. Thomas DeVito, 19 June 1936, Belleville, New Jersey, USA), Nick DeVito and Hank Majewski, they formed in 1955 and played the local club circuit before attracting the attention of RCA - Victor Records. By the time they recorded for their new employers in April 1956 they had switched names to the Four Lovers and changed their style to a firm R&B direction. Two potent singles emerged as the result of these sessions, Youre The Apple Of My Eye and Honey Love. The former release made the Billboard charts at number 62, and resulted in an appearance on Ed...