June 15, 2008

More on The 4 Seasons Story in Cleveland…

June 15th, 2008

Plain Dealer Theater Critic Tony Brown fills everyone in on the real story behind The Four Seasons’ arrest in Cleveland. Here’s the real story: On Sept. 6, 1965, a Labor Day Monday, The Four Seasons played a variety show hosted at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus by TV personality Mike Douglas. Columbus cops arrested three of the Four Seasons — Valli, Gaudio and DeVito — at the fair, and transported them to Springfield, where they were charged with “defrauding [an] innkeeper.” They were accused of skipping town without paying a $375 bill at the Springfield Holiday Inn in July 1964.

Brown not only tells the arrest story, but also fills readers in on some interesting facts about history of The 4 Seasons, and talks to Bob Gaudio and Jersey Boys writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Visit Cleveland.com for the entire story.

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  1. I sure hope the Cleveland folks can get over the misuse of their town in the show. The show is fantastic and will leave your heart pounding. Relax, enjoy and see it more than once.

    Comment by GLADYS MARLIN — June 16, 2008 @ 7:13 am

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