The Four Seasons
|Genres:||Doo Wop Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s oldies pop rock classic rock doo wop|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||Allmusic BBC Music Wikipedia|
This highly acclaimed New Jersey, USA vocal group first came together in the mid-50s with a line-up comprising vocalists Frankie Valli (Francis Stephen Castelluccio, 3 May 1934 (1937 is also regularly cited), Newark, New Jersey, USA), brothers Nick and Tommy DeVito (b. 19 June 1936, Belleville, New Jersey, USA) and Hank Majewski. Initially known as the Variatones, then the Four Lovers, they enjoyed a minor US hit in 1956 with Youre The Apple Of My Eye, composed by Otis Blackwell. After being dropped by RCA - Victor Records, they recorded a single for Epic, following which Valli departed in 1958. As a soloist he released I Go Ape (as Frankie Tyler), composed by singer Bob Crewe. Meanwhile, the Four Lovers released several records under pseudonymous names, during which Nick DeVito and Majewski departed to be replaced by Nick Massi (b. Nicholas Macioci, 19 September 1935, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 24 December 2000, West Orange, New...