Frankie Valli is an American singer who became renowned for his distinctive falsetto as the lead vocalist of The Four Seasons. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys launched in , telling the story of Valli and The Four Seasons, followed almost a decade later with a movie adaptation directed by Clint Eastwood. His mother nurtured his love of music at a young age, and he was influenced by jazz, doo-wop and soul, along with artists like The Drifters, Rose Murphy and Frank Sinatra. Working with a variety of acts and as a solo artist from the mids to early s with limited success, Valli eventually came to be with the group that, in , would be known as The Four Seasons.
Frankie Valli 'never wanted to be a pop singer,' but Four Seasons hits, 'Grease' brought high notes
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For a while in the hectic mids, the Four Seasons and the Beach Boys, respectively the champions of America's east and west coasts, were all that seemed to stand between the Beatles and the wholesale capitulation of the US pop music industry. For stubbornly maintaining their run of hits in the face of British invasion, the Four Seasons were indebted to the songwriter and record producer Bob Crewe, who has died at the age of Crewe had already written and produced a hit record — The Rays' Silhouettes , a doo-wop classic that reached no 3 in the Billboard charts in — when he met the Four Seasons. Starting in with Sherry and Big Girls Don't Cry , his relationship with the group and their lead singer, Frankie Valli, fellow natives of New Jersey, led to more than a dozen top 10 hits in the US and around the world.