“We were looking for something new. It was very important to establish a sound, so that people heard a record on the radio and knew immediately that it was you.”
“I do belong to Jersey. There's no doubt about that in my mind. They have been so loyal and so good to me, how could I possibly belong any place else?”
“You can take the guy out of the neighborhood but you can't take the neighborhood out of the guy.”
Frankie Valli (born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio in Newark, New Jersey on May 3, 1934) is a beloved American singer. Frankie is best known for being the frontman of The Four Seasons beginning in 1960. He’s had number one hits including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Walk Like A Man” over the course of his career. He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Frankie also made appearances on The Sopranos in the fifth and sixth seasons. He served as an inspiration for Clint Eastwood’s film Jersey Boys in 2014.
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Frankie is widely known as the frontman for The Four Seasons. He has a powerful and distinct falsetto voice. The group produced many #1 hits over the course of their career. As a solo artist, Valli scored number one hits with songs such as “My Eyes Adored You” and “Grease.”
Frankie has been married three times. He was married to Mary Mandel until 1971 and then MaryAnn Hannigan from 1974 to 1982. He has been married to Randy Clohessy since 1984. Frankie has six kids: Francesco, Francine, Antonia, Celia, Brando and Emilio.