Difference between revisions of "Valli, Frankie"
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|Birthname||Francis Stephen Castelluccio|
|born on||3 May 1934 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )|
|Place||Newark, New Jersey, 40n44, 74w10|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||12°24' 06°05 Asc. 03°11'|
American musician, the lead singer with the Four Seasons as well as a solo artist.
When country singer Texas Jean Valley heard him sing in a school play, she took him under her wing, passing him off as kid brother Frankie Valley. He cut his first record in 1953. The following year he formed a group, the Variatones, working the New Jersey club circuit. In June 1956, they signed with RCA with a name change to the Four Lovers. In spite of a spot on the Ed Sullivan Show, the group went no further.
Under the name Frank Tyler, Valli released a solo in 1959. In 1962, the group became the Four Seasons. On 9/15/1962, their single, Sherry, hit the No.1 spot on the U.S. market. They put out their debut album in December.
In February 1966, Valli did his first solo. He continued to do both solos and group work until 1971, when he retired temporarily due to hearing difficulties. During their years together, the Four Seasons sold more than 85 million records and had more chart disks than any U.S. group. They had outstanding tours in both the U.S. and the UK.
In 1980, Valli had the last of three ear operations to cure a problem brought on by otosclerosis, a rare disease which had rendered him deaf.
In January 1990, the group was inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. In March 1993, Valli received a gold disk for the UK sales of The Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
The 70-year-old singer filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years on September 24, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA. They have three sons.
- Work : New Job 1953 (Cut his first record)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1959 (Released a solo album under another name)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1962 (Group changed their name to the "Four Seasons")
- Work : Gain social status 15 September 1962 (Single hit became No. 1 on charts)
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- Work : Retired 1971 (Retired temp. due to hearing loss)
- Health : Medical procedure 1980 (Last of three ear operations for hearing recovery)
- Relationship : Divorce dates 24 September 2004 (from wife of 20 years Randy Clohessy)
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- Traits : Personality : Charismatic
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Ears (Otosclerosis)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Three for hearing loss)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
- Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Used alias)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo ("The Four Seasons")
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Lead singer)
- Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Rock n' Roll)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (U.K. Gold Disc award)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession