Valli, Frankie (orig. Francis Castelluccio)
Currently alive, at 76 years of age.
1934 – The lead singer of The Four Season was born on the 3rd day of May this year in the First Ward of Newark, New Jersey as Francis Stephen Castelluccio.
1950 – He split up with the Travelers and joined The Variety Trio, which consisted of Tommy DeVito, twin brother Nick, and Hank Majewski. They re-dubbed themselves the Variatones, and later, "The Four Lovers" and had a top 40 hit with "Apple of My Eye" in 1956.
1952 – He started his singing career this year. His best-known "solo" single is Can't Take My Eyes off You.
1953 – He cut his first single in this year as "Frankie Valley," a name he adopted from Jean Valley, his favorite female singer.
1960 – After a few more name changes, the group was renamed "The Four Seasons" in this year.
1962 – He as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, he had a string of hits beginning with #1 hit "Sherry" this year.
1976 – He covered the Beatles song "A Day in the Life" for the ephemeral musical documentary All This and World War II.
1990 – He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with The Four Seasons in this year.
2006 – After John Lloyd Young won this year Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of him in the musical Jersey Boys. After the great success of the musical on Broadway, it has been reported that, he is excited at the prospect for bringing the show to Las Vegas.
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