Frankie Valli

Born May 3, 1934

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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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


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


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.


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 UK 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 been married three times. 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 13 years later in 1971.


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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


1984 50 Years Old In 1984 he married Randy Clohessy, 26 years his junior; the couple had three sons and separated in 2004.
1985 51 Years Old Valli made an appearance in 1985 on Miami Vice season 2 episode 5 titled "Buddies". … Read More


1998 64 Years Old In 1998 he played the role of Frank LoCascio the former Consigliere of the Gambino crime family under John Gotti's regime in the TV movie Witness to the Mob. … Read More
2006 72 Years Old Valli has been a supporter of heritage-related causes, particularly the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). In 2006, he received the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award at the foundation's Anniversary Gala.
2008 74 Years Old In 2008, NIAF presented a scholarship in his name to an Italian-American music student during the foundation's East Coast Gala.
2012 78 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2012, Valli received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his commitment to many humanitarian causes. … Read More
This musical was adapted into a 2014 film of the same name directed by Clint Eastwood, with Young again appearing as Valli. … Read More
2015 81 Years Old In 2015 he did interviews as himself on the AMC television series The Making of the Mob: New York.
2016 82 Years Old From March 2016 to January 2017, "Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons" were touring the US, scheduled to play small-to-mid-size venues such as the Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, Nevada, the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona and the County Fair in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.
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