September 2, 2011

Friday Flashback: Frankie Valli Singing ‘Cry For Me’!

September 2nd, 2011
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    I don’t know about you guys, but the “Cry For Me” scene & musical number is one of my very favorite parts of JERSEY BOYS & of course, on the OBCR! Well, check out Frankie Valli’s amazing version of this song. Turns out it was the B side of the 1966 single “You’re Ready Now”!

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August 26, 2011

Friday Flashback: Today In Frankie Valli Music History–August 26, 1978

August 26th, 2011
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    On August 26, 1978, Frankie Valli hit Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with “Grease,” the theme song from the blockbuster movie. This hit, written by Barry Gibb, remained atop the chart for two consecutive weeks.

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August 5, 2011

Friday Flashback: Frankie Valli’s 1975 Performance on ‘Cher’!

August 5th, 2011
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    If you were already a fan of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons back in 1975, you may remember all of their television appearances! In fact, they were ubiquitous on the tube! I can’t tell you how many times I attempted to tape them on my not so state-of-the-art audio cassette recorder! Throughout the year, [...]

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June 24, 2011

Friday Flashback: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Performing ‘Silence Is Golden’!

June 24th, 2011
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    This video clip features Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons singing “Silence Is Golden” at a 1992 recorded concert. Time for some Friday Flashback Four Seasons trivia: “Silence Is Golden,” a song co-written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, was featured on the B-side of what Four Seasons big hit back in 1964? In 1967, [...]

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June 12, 2011

Five Years Ago–Jersey Boys Wins FOUR Tonys!

June 12th, 2011
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    It’s hard to believe that it’s been over FIVE years since we were all celebrating Jersey Boys’ EIGHT Tony Award nominations! Jersey Boys’ Tony Award Nominations Best Musical Best Book of a Musical–Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical–John Lloyd Young Best Performance by a Featured Actor in [...]

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June 3, 2011

Friday Flashback: A Salute to the Song That Almost Never Saw the Light of Day…

June 3rd, 2011
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    In JERSEY BOYS, Frankie Valli describes “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” as the “song that almost never saw the light of day sells three million copies…” The Grammy-nominated song peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart during the summer of 1967. In this 1967 video clip, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons [...]

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June 2, 2011

Listen to John Wilson’s Interview with Frankie Valli on BBC’s ‘Front Row’!

June 2nd, 2011
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    While Frankie Valli was in London last month, he appeared on BBC’s “Front Row” and was interviewed by John Wilson. Valli discusses his hit records, playing a gangster in The Sopranos, and reveals how a real life mob-boss was ‘like a father figure’ to him when growing up in New Jersey. Click HERE to listen.

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May 26, 2011

Frankie Valli Visits London!

May 26th, 2011
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    News from JB London: Frankie Valli is visiting London this week (w/c 23rd May) promoting a new Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons album along with paying the London production of Jersey Boys a visit. Frankie will be appearing on both radio and TV during his visit including This Morning on Thursday around 11am with [...]

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May 20, 2011

Friday Flashback: Frankie Valli’s Swearin’ to God!

May 20th, 2011
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    This was the first time I have ever seen this late 1970s Frankie Valli “Swearin’ To God” clip, with the introduction by Cousin Brucie. According to the Youtube poster, this segment was being taped for a TV special titled “On Stage.” Have any of you seen this program that was hosted by Cousin Brucie before? [...]

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May 18, 2011

Video Coverage: Pop Icon Frankie Valli Visits Today Show!

May 18th, 2011
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    Legendary singer and pop star Frankie Valli talks with the Today Show team about the phenomenal success of Jersey Boys and his upcoming DART Gala benefit concert to raise money & awareness for Niemann-Pick disease.

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May 16, 2011

Birthdays with Frankie

May 16th, 2011
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    Pamela and Frankie, somewhere between 16 and now By Pamela Singer, Jersey Boys Blog Special Correspondent Once upon a time, there was a young girl growing up in suburban New Jersey. Like most Jersey teens of a certain era, she loved big hair, the Jersey shore, the local mall and most of all, Frankie Valli [...]

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May 13, 2011

Friday Flashback: Mid ’70s Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons!

May 13th, 2011
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    It was a treat to find this mid-’70s video of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons (Don Ciccone, John Paiva, Gerry Polci, & Lee Shapiro) in the recording studio singing “Who Loves You”! I’ll never forget the first time I heard “Who Loves You”! It was on July 4, 1975 post-fireworks at a 13-year-old slumber [...]

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May 8, 2011

In Honor of Mother’s Day–My Mother’s Eyes by Frankie Valley!

May 8th, 2011
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    Happy Mother’s Day to all of the marvelous moms! To salute you, here’s Frankie Valley’s (yes, that’s what the record says) fabulous rendition of “My Mother’s Eyes”!

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May 6, 2011

Friday Flashback: The Four Seasons’ 1971 Top of the Pops Appearance!

May 6th, 2011
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    The 1971 Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Joe Long, and Bob Grimm singing “Let’s Hang On” on the UK TV program, “Top of the Pops.”

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May 4, 2011

Original Jersey Boy Frankie Valli Keeps Going!

May 4th, 2011
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    Just like that bunny on TV with the battery, Frankie Valli keeps going and going and going–to quote that great JB line! From tonight until Saturday, he is performing in concert at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston. Jed Gottlieb spoke to Valli recently and here’s a preview: Valli admits sometimes keys have to be tinkered [...]

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May 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Greetings to the Legendary Frankie Valli!

May 3rd, 2011
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    We wish the legendary Frankie Valli a very Happy 77th Birthday today! Thank you, Mr. Valli, for the wonderful joy you have given so many generations with your music!

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April 20, 2011

Video Flashback: Frankie Valli’s 1980 Interview on ‘America’s Top 10′

April 20th, 2011
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    Check out Frankie Valli’s 1980 interview with Casey Kasem on “America’s Top 10.” It begins around the 6:40 mark.

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April 13, 2011

Video Flashback: Frankie Valli Getting Pied on The Soupy Sales Show

April 13th, 2011
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April 6, 2011

Another Carlsberg Beer Commercial Featuring ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’!

April 6th, 2011
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    One of JBB’s Twitter followers, @menefeecreative, found another clever Carlsberg Beer commercial featuring “CTMEOY”! Enjoy!

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