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Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli (born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio; May 3, 1934) is an American singer and actor, known as the frontman of The Four Seasons beginning in 1960. He is known for his unusually powerful tenor/lead. Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons alias The Wonder Who?, and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist. As a member of The Four Seasons, Valli's number-one hits included "Sherry" (1962), "Big Girls Don't Cry" (1962), "Walk Like a Man" (1963), "Rag Doll" (1964) and "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" (1975). Valli's recording of the song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" reached number two in 1967. As a solo artist, Valli scored number-one hits with the songs "My Eyes Adored You" (1974) and "Grease" (1978).

Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio – the original members of The Four Seasons – were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 3rd, 1934 (Newark)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 107690 6/29/1959 Please take a chance Frankie Valli vocalist  
Decca 107691 6/29/1959 Cornme si bella Frankie Valli vocalist  
Decca 107692 6/29/1959 It may be wrong Frankie Valli vocalist  
Decca 107693 6/29/1959 Real, this is real Frankie Valli vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Valli, Frankie," accessed June 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/348560.

Valli, Frankie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/348560.

"Valli, Frankie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/348560

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