Frankie Valli

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Frankie Valli is an American musician who is best known as the lead vocalist of The Four Seasons. Frankie Valli’s lead falsetto voice is recognized for being particularly strong.

Early Life

Frankie Valli was born on 3rd May 1934 as Francesco Stephen Castelluccio. He stepped into this world in Newark, New Jersey, United States. By this, he is currently 87 years old and holds American citizenship. Similarly, his birth sign is Taurus whereas he follows Christianity.

Moving on towards his family members, he was born into an Italian family. He is the eldest son of three sons of his father Anthony Castelluccio, and his mother Mary Rinaldi. Anthony was a barber and also a display designer for Lionel model trains. Also, his mother was a homemaker and also worked at a beer company.

Professional Life and Career

During the early stages of his career, he did a range of acts. In 1951, he joined the Variety Trio, which included Nickie DeVito, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Macioci. Valli maintained in touch with Tommy DeVito and Nick Macioci (later renamed Nick Massi), with whom he continued to play over the years until the Variety Trio split in late 1952.

Frankie Valli was the main vocalist of The Four Seasons, which formed in 1960 with Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, and Bob Gaudio. The group’s debut album, ‘Sherry & 11 Others,’ was published in 1962. The album included the No. 1 single ‘Sherry,’ as well as additional hits including ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ ‘Walk Like a Man,’ ‘Candy Girl,’ and ‘Ain’t That a Shame.’ The record was a huge hit, and it began the careers of the band members.

They were invited to perform their famous song “Big Girls Don’t Cry” on the television show “American Bandstand” in 1962. The same year, they published ‘The 4 Seasons Greetings,’ a Christmas CD that included a unique rendition of ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,’ as well as other Christmas-themed songs. The Four Seasons recorded songs under the name The Wonder Who? from 1965 until 1967. Valli’s falsetto vocals were often quieter on the albums under this moniker. His solo single ‘My Eyes Adored You was a smash hit in 1974, and it reignited interest in The Four Seasons’ music.

Frankie Valli

Caption: Frankie singing live in a concert (source: The Range Planet – ProBoards)

More Details

The Four Seasons’ album ‘Who Loves You,’ released in 1975, was a huge hit, with the title tune reaching top 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles list. ‘December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)’, another song from the album, lasted six months on the charts and became the group’s all-time best-selling single. Despite their popularity as a touring band, the group only recorded irregularly throughout the 1980s and thereafter.

Valli released Romancing in the ’60s in October 2007, an album of renditions of his favorite 1960s songs, two of which he had previously recorded—”Sunny” and “Any Day Now.” Valli’s first solo album in over twenty-seven years, Heaven Above Me, was released in 1980. Valli made his Broadway debut in October 2012, with a week-long engagement at the Broadway Theatre in New York beginning October 19. “Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons” toured the United States from March 2016 to January 2017, performing in small-to-mid-sized venues such as the Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, Nevada, the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, and the County Fair in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Valli released his first solo album in nine years, ‘Tis the Seasons, in October 2016, and it features Valli performing some of his favorite Christmas tunes.

Acting Career

Valli’s acting credits include Miami Vice, Full House, Witness to the Mob, The Sopranos, and the 2014 film And So It Goes. Valli played mystery lawyer Leonard Cassano in the Hawaii Five-0 episode “Ka Hana Malu (Inside Job)” on November 21, 2014. Valli appeared in the AMC television series The Making of the Mob: New York in 2015, doing interviews as himself.

Net Worth

After having a successful career for decades, Frankie has made a huge amount of wealth. As of the wiki sites, he currently has a huge net worth of approximately $80 million US dollars.

Personal Life

Valli has had three marriages. When he was in his early twenties, he married Mary, who already had a two-year-old daughter. They had two daughters together before divorcing in 1971, 13 years later. In 1974, he married MaryAnn Hannagan and stayed together for eight years. In 1984, he married Randy Clohessy, with whom he had three boys before divorcing in 2004. Celia, his stepdaughter, died in 1980 after falling over a fire escape. Also, six months later, Francine, his youngest daughter from his marriage to Mary, died of a heroin overdose.

Frankie Valli

Caption: Frankie with his ex-wife Randy (source: Daily Mail)

Body Measurements and Social media

Enhancing his body measurements, the singer is 5 feet 5 inches or 1.65 meters tall and weighs around 79 kg. However, his other body measurements are not available. Also, he has black and white hair with a pair of green eyes.

When it comes to his social media handles, Frankie has a huge 509k followers on his Facebook page. Likewise, he has over 16.1k followers on his Instagram account and over 10.1k followers on his Twitter account.

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