September 4, 2013

Frankie Valli’s Reflections on the Last 50 Years in @Billboard!

September 4th, 2013

Frankie Valli (Courtesy of Dean Egnater)

Billboard Magazine has posted a marvelous interview with pop icon Frankie Valli, who reflects on the early days before becoming a hitmaker, his extraordinary music career, and JERSEY BOYS! Below is a preview:

Billboard: You’re on the road, and you’re involved with the upcoming “Jersey Boys” movie, to be directed by Clint Eastwood. Why work so hard?
I think [back on] all of the things I did as a kid, how hard it was getting into the business. I did everything in my power … I worked construction. I went to school to learn to be a hairdresser. I worked at a wholesale florist, where I delivered to florists all over New Jersey. I’d come home and go out to work down at the Shore. The early jobs, I remember, were $5, $6 a night. And I lived in the projects right until the time I became successful. It wasn’t easy, but I was really determined.

Frankie Valli: Just before “Sherry,” I thought that was it. I said to myself, “If this doesn’t happen, I don’t know what I’m going to do.” I was at that crossroads of life.

You have to really be in something 100%. Because if you’re not, the day you’re not there may be the day it was important for you to be there, so that it could happen.

Becoming successful is a relentless pursuit. It’s good that it’s that way: When it does come, you learn to know how to appreciate it, and know how lucky you are to be doing something that you love so much.

Click HERE to read the entire interview.

1 Comment »

  1. Mr. Valli looks incredible in this pic!

    Comment by Arlene — September 4, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

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