March 10, 2011

Legendary Frankie Valli’s Reflections

March 10th, 2011

Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will be appearing in concert in Enlighten, at the Canberra Festival, on March 19. Greg Callaghan of The Australian has a fascinating Q&A with the legendary entertainer. Here’s a preview:

Q: How does it feel to be immortalized in the musical Jersey Boys – to have your life being played out on so many stages around the world simultaneously?
A: Well, you know, my partner Bob and I worked for 10 years to get our story on Broadway. Seeing it actually come to life has been an unbelievable experience. Who would have ever thought it would become such a tremendous success?

Q: You were a pioneer in using a falsetto singing style. You’ve had many imitators, including the Bee Gees. Do these imitators flatter or annoy you?
A:I didn’t invent falsetto singing, there were lots of guys who sang that way before me. I don’t consider these people imitators, especially the Bee Gees, who I’ve worked with on the Grease album. I love the Bee Gees. They have a great sound that has nothing to do with the Four Seasons sound.

Q: When you look back at your career, when was your most joyful period?
A: Just like it says in Jersey Boys, my favourite time was when we were just a bunch of guys sitting on the street corner, singing four-part harmony for anybody who would walk by. When there was no pressure, no money, no fame, and we were just singing because we loved it.

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  1. What a humble,caring,loving man. I don’t think he knows how many lives he(and the others) have changed.
    fans, cast, crew etc. Thank you Frankie for all the enjoyment you give so many people.

    Comment by Kathy Johnstone — March 10, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

  2. I second that, Kathy. Being a Four Seasons fan for many years, growing up with their music, and now loving Jersey Boys and having had so many wonderful experiences seeing the show has been such a blessing.

    Comment by Rose — March 10, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

  3. Yes, Frankie is truly a humble spirit.
    I loved this interview, FV is the sunshine
    when the sky is gray!

    Comment by sharon wardlow — March 11, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

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