July 14, 2008

Walk Like A Viking–NFL Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton Picks Frankie Valli to Lead His All-Star Team!

July 14th, 2008

On his blog, NFL Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton talks about a recent concert he attended at the Chastain Amphitheater in Atlanta:

And I got to listen to my favorite artist of all time – Frankie Valli. It wasn’t Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – he had four young guys up there singing with him and a band behind him with about 13 people, and it was the greatest concert I have ever been to in my life. Frankie Valli is 74 years old, and he sounds great!

Tarkenton also mentions Jersey Boys:

A few years ago I went to New York City to see “Jersey Boys” on Broadway. I saw it in November, and then I went back two weeks later and I saw it again. I liked it just as much the second time as I did the first time. Before I saw the show I really didn’t’ know the whole story, all the ups and downs of Frankie’s life, the tough neighborhood he grew up in. I really had forgotten how dominating he has been all these years as an artist. He’s had 71 hits! His biggest one was “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” in 1967, but he also sang “Rag Doll,” “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “Walk Like a Man,” and of course, “Grease.” This guy is an icon.

Back to Valli’s recent concert, Tarkenton states:

I’ve never been to a concert where there was so much enjoyment and love – where you know every song, and you can even understand the words! It was just timeless! It is really refreshing, as we get burdened down with all of our problems of life, which we all have, to be able to go and appreciate this man, this little man who’s got this great big voice and this great big talent, that has lasted so many years.

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