September 19, 2014

Nick Massi Day, In Honor of His Birthday, Part 3: ‘Tell Me You Care’ by Nicki & the Nite Lites!

September 19th, 2014
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    Let’s go back to 1959 to Nick Massi’s group–Nickie & the Nite Lites! Nicky, you’ll never be forgotten! Also a special Happy Birthday shout-out to the multitalented actor who portrays Nick Massi on stage & screen–Michael Lomenda! Isn’t it cool that both guys share the same birthday?!

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Nick Massi Day In Honor of His Birthday, Part Two: ‘Close Your Eyes’

September 19th, 2014
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    To continue honoring the late Nick Massi on his birthday, we wanted to share one of our absolute favorites: a rare 1964 fantastic concert recording of him singing lead on “Close Your Eyes.”

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It’s Nick Massi Day on JBB in Honor of His Birthday! Part One: The Hollywood Playboys Photo!

September 19th, 2014
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    In honor of the late great Nick Massi’s birthday (September 19, 1927) today, we will be saluting him throughout the day. In the late 1950s, Nicky was a band member in a variety of groups, including The Hollywood Playboys!

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September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Four Seasons in the Studio with the Late Bob Crewe & Arranger Artie Schroeck, 1966! #tbt

September 18th, 2014
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    Left to right: Joe Long, Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, producer Bob Crewe, conductor Artie Shroeck and Tommy DeVito (Photo Credit: Archive Photos, Getty Images) Amazing #tbt of The Four Seasons with their producer Bob Crewe and arranger/conductor Artie Schroeck going over an arrangement in the studio back in 1966. Visit Seattlepi.com for other photos of [...]

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September 12, 2014

Touching Statement by Bob Gaudio & Frankie Valli (@frankievalli) on the Loss of Bob Crewe

September 12th, 2014
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    Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio have issued a very touching statement on the loss of their friend and colleague Bob Crewe: For Immediate Release Statement by Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio on the Passing of #BobCrewe: It is a sad day for not only for us but also for everyone who was touched by a [...]

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September 9, 2014

Listen to Musical Genius Bob Gaudio’s Interview on NPR!

September 9th, 2014
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    Bob Gaudio (Photo Credit: J.T. Macmillan Photography) NPR has posted a terrific interivew with musical genius Bob Gaudio! Click HERE to listen.

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September 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The 4 Seasons Present Frankie Valli Solo Album Cover, 1967 #tbt

September 4th, 2014
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    Wasn’t this a cool album cover from back in the day, June 1967?! “The 4 Seasons Present Frankie Valli Solo” was Valli’s debut solo album with a number of his single releases and a few new recordings. The LP peaked on the Billboard Album chart at #34 on the Philips label.

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August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Three of the Four Seasons in the WCFL Studio, 1966!

August 28th, 2014
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    Cool photo of Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, and Frankie Valli having a blast in the Chicago studios of radio station WCFL (Courtesy: GILG website: http://gilgweb.com/home.html)!

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August 26, 2014

Midnight Special Collector’s Edition DVD Set Includes Performances & Interviews with Frankie Valli ! (@frankievalli)!

August 26th, 2014
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    Have you guys heard about the Midnight Special Collector’s Edition DVD set? It includes the greatest artists of the 1970s performing their hits on one of my favorite TV series of all time. This incredible edition includes performances & interviews with Original Jersey Boy Frankie Valli! Check out the details below: Bring home the ’70s [...]

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August 23, 2014

Frankie Valli (@frankievalli) To Guest Star on Hawaii-Five-0 in November on CBS!

August 23rd, 2014
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    Entertainment Weekly reports that the original Jersey Boy is headed to Hawaii! When Carol Burnett returns to Hawaii Five-0, she’ll be bringing a Jersey Boy with her: EW has learned exclusively that Frankie Valli will guest-star on an upcoming episode of the CBS drama. The legendary Four Seasons frontman will play Leonard Campbell, the fiancé [...]

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August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Four Seasons EP Album Cover, Mid 1960s #tbt

August 21st, 2014
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    How cool is this Four Seasons EP album cover with Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, Joe Long, and Frankie Valli?! Does anyone have any details about this EP? So far, all I’ve found are some album sales websites stating: Philips – France – BIEM – 452 060 – 1965 – original used.

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August 6, 2014

Pop Icon Frankie Valli (@frankievalli) Shares His Thoughts about the #JerseyBoysMovie on @KEARTH101!

August 6th, 2014
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    Wow! Finally, Frankie Valli is talking about the JERSEY BOYS movie! In an exclusive interview on K-EARTH 101, he said, “I haven’t seen the movie yet, I haven’t had a moment. I just felt a little strange walking into a theater, so I missed the previews.” Click HERE to listen to Valli’s segment from this [...]

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July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Joh ‘Big Pussy’ Russo, & Richie the Boot, 1967! #tbt

July 24th, 2014
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    Throwback Thursday: Frankie Valli & Tommy De Vito with John “Big Pussy” Russo & Richie the Boot, circa 1967 (Courtesy: In the Godfather Garden Facebook page)

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July 18, 2014

Friday Flashback: 50 Years Ago Today, ‘Rag Doll’ by The Four Seasons Topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart!

July 18th, 2014
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    On July 18, 1964, The Four Seasons had their fourth Number One hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart! Written by Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe, the song remained in the top position for two consecutive weeks. What are your first memories of “Rag Doll”? Mine is the usual story–my older brother came home with [...]

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July 11, 2014

Sneak Peek of Frankie Valli’s Interview in Rock Cellar Magazine! @frankievalli @RockCellarMag

July 11th, 2014
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    Rock Cellar Magazine’s Ken Sharp has a fantastic interview with legendary pop icon Frankie Valli, who chats about the success of JERSEY BOYS, his phenomenal career and success for over five decades, and his philosophy of never giving up. Check out a preview below: Rock Cellar Magazine: What do you attribute the incredible success of [...]

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July 10, 2014

Bob Gaudio Chats with Examiner.com about #JerseyBoysMovie Soundtrack & ‘Audio with a G’ Recording!

July 10th, 2014
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    Bob Gaudio (Photo Credit: J.T. Macmillan Photography) Jim Bessman of Examiner.com has a terrific interview with musical genius Bob Gaudio, who shares some amazing insights about two marvelous new musical recordings on the Rhino label: Jersey Boys: Music from the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical and Audio With a G: Sounds of a Jersey Boy [...]

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July 8, 2014

Photo Flashback: Life Before ‘Short Shorts’: Musical Genius Bob Gaudio Performing at Carnegie Hall at Age Seven!

July 8th, 2014
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    Bob Gaudio performing at Carnegie Hall (Photo courtesy of Danielle Gaudio-Lalehzar) Long before Bob Gaudio hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Short Shorts” as co-founder of the Royal Teens and so many smash hits with the Four Seasons, he was performing at Carnegie Hall as a seven-year-old! Thank you to “Audio with a G: [...]

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July 7, 2014

Scholar Analyzes the Frankie Valli/Tommy DeVito Friendship in Psychology Today!

July 7th, 2014
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    Dr. Geoffrey Greif, Professor at the University of Maryland, has a fascinating article in Psychology Today about the friendship between original Four Seasons members Frankie Valli and Tommy DeVito. Below is a sneak peek: In both the show and the movie, Tommy is the free-spending gambler who ends up owing huge debts to the Mob, [...]

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July 5, 2014

Video: Legendary Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Fantastic Performance on A Capitol Fourth! @frankievalli @July4PBS

July 5th, 2014
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    Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons wow’ed the crowd last night on the 2014 edition of “A Capitol Fourth” on the West lawn of the US Capitol! Enjoy!

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