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Frankie Valli

Singer
Male
Born May 3, 1934
Age 82
Hometown Ambridge , Pa
Religion Roman Catholic
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Nationality American
Other Names Castelluccio, Fra...
Eye Color Brown - Dark

Frankie Valli is an American popular singer, most famous as frontman of The Four Seasons beginning in 1960. He is well known for his unusually powerful falsetto voice. Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons' alias 'The Wonder Who?', and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1934 Birth Born on May 3, 1934.
1937 3 Years Old Much of the previous official publicity surrounding his career used 1937 as the birth year. … Read More

TEENAGE

1951 17 Years Old Valli began his professional singing career in 1951 with the Variety Trio (Nickie DeVito, Tommy DeVito and Nick Macioci). … Read More
1952 18 Years Old In late 1952, the Variety Trio disbanded and Valli, along with Tommy DeVito, became part of the house band at The Strand in New Brunswick, New Jersey. … Read More
1953 19 Years Old He cut his first single, "My Mother's Eyes", in 1953 as "Frankie Valley", a variation on a name he adopted from "Texas" Jean Valli, a favorite female singer. … Read More

TWENTIES

1962 28 Years Old As the lead singer of The Four Seasons, Valli had a string of hits beginning with the number-one hit "Sherry" in 1962.

THIRTIES

1965 31 Years Old As a footnote to this period of his career with The Four Seasons, the group's bassist and vocal arranger Nick Massi was replaced in 1965 by Charlie Calello, the group's instrumental arranger, and, then shortly thereafter, Calello was replaced by Joseph LaBracio, who went by the pseudonym Joe Long. … Read More
1966 32 Years Old "You're Ready Now", a Valli solo recording from 1966, became a surprise hit in the United Kingdom as part of the Northern soul scene and hit number eleven on the UK pop charts in December 1970.
1971 37 Years Old Valli has had three marriages. He married his first wife, Mary Mandel, who already had a two-year-old daughter, when he was in his early twenties; they had two daughters together and divorced thirteen years later in 1971.

FORTIES

1974 40 Years Old He remarried in 1974 to MaryAnn Hannagan, and that marriage lasted eight years.
1975 41 Years Old In 1975, his single "My Eyes Adored You" hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. … Read More
1976 42 Years Old In 1976, Valli covered The Beatles song "A Day in the Life" for the ephemeral musical documentary All This and World War II.
1978 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1978, he sang the theme song for the film version of the stage play Grease, a song written by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, which became a number one hit.
Surgery performed by Los Angeles ear specialist Victor Goodhill restored most of his hearing by 1980. … Read More

FIFTIES

1984 50 Years Old In 1984 he married Randy Clohessy, 26 years his junior; the couple had three sons and separated in 2004.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2007 73 Years Old In October 2007, Valli released Romancing the '60s, an album containing covers of his favorite songs from the 1960s, two of which—"Sunny" and "Any Day Now"—he had previously recorded.
2010 76 Years Old In October 2010, a duet version of "The Biggest Part of Me" by Valli and Juice Newton was released on Newton's album Duets: Friends & Memories.
2012 78 Years Old In October 2012, Valli made his Broadway debut with a week-long concert engagement at the Broadway Theatre in New York starting October 19. … Read More
2014 80 Years Old 1 More Event
He appeared in the 2014 film And So It Goes.
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