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#223704 - 01/02/08 05:29 PM Franki and the 4 Seasons
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Did anyone catch the Star Spangled Banner done by the Four Seasons in the Tostito Bowl? Unbelievable arrangement and harmonies.
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#223705 - 01/02/08 05:44 PM Re: Franki and the 4 Seasons
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Frankie looked dead Timing was off too....his backups held it together.

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#223706 - 01/02/08 05:54 PM Re: Franki and the 4 Seasons
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You've got to be kidding

A real separation exists between the REAL pros and the rest of the world...
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#223707 - 01/02/08 06:10 PM Re: Franki and the 4 Seasons
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Fran agrees with me also....we were just discussing it. You could see Frankie waiting for his back up singers to sync him again.

[This message has been edited by Dnj (edited 01-02-2008).]

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#223708 - 01/02/08 07:17 PM Re: Franki and the 4 Seasons
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About 10 years ago I heard Frankie at the Fremont MI Gerber Baby Food Festival. Two local horn players that they picked up have played with us in our bigband for 25 years. Frankie was wearing something in his ears back then. I noticed tonight that Frankie still had something in his ears. I was hoping that they were "in the ear monitors" but now I believe that they are hearing aids. I had a hunch that they were hearing aids when I heard him but I thought I'd give him the benefit of the doubt.

Tom
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#223709 - 01/02/08 08:22 PM Re: Franki and the 4 Seasons
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Tom , I am pretty sure they were in ear monitors..

With Frankie's money..they would be so small you would not see them..if they were aids..

[This message has been edited by Fran Carango (edited 01-02-2008).]
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#223710 - 01/02/08 08:42 PM Re: Franki and the 4 Seasons
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Not ear monitors.......deafness......READ:.....


Originally a solo singer recording under the name Frankie Valley, he joined the Variatones in 1954. They made their first records as the Four Lovers but achieved lasting success when they became the Four Seasons in 1962. Although he was lead singer with the group, Valli also had a solo recording career, starting with "(You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself" in late 1965. He scored a million-seller in 1967 with "Can't Take My Eyes Off You". From the same album came further US hits, "I Make A Fool Of Myself", and "To Give (The Reason I Live)" while "You're Ready Now" was a reissued success in Britain in 1971.

Valli and producer Bob Gaudio now set up a dual career, with Valli recording for Private Stock and a new Four Seasons group for Warner Brothers Records. Valli had his first solo number 1 in 1975 with "My Eyes Adored You", followed by "Swearin' To God" and a revival of Ruby And The Romantics' "Our Day Will Come". In 1978 he sold two million copies of the Barry Gibb -composed theme song from Grease. The follow-ups, "Fancy Dancer" and "Where Did We Go Wrong" (a duet with Chris Forde) sold poorly and in 1980 Valli had a series of ear operations to cure his increasing deafness. He subsequently rejoined the Four Seasons and enjoyed further success when "Big Girls Don't Cry" was included in the movie Dirty Dancing.

In 1990, the Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and for the rest of the decade Valli continued to lead the group on the lucrative oldies circuit.

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#223711 - 01/03/08 09:06 AM Re: Franki and the 4 Seasons
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Saw him on a PBS fundraiser special several weeks ago, and, sadly, the rest of the group were almost leading him around. They were half his age or younger. Still, he looked pretty good, given his age.

I think it's time for him to hang it up.
The next night I saw Johnnie Mathis. He looked and sounded good, and he's got to be in his 70's.

Russ

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#223712 - 01/03/08 11:22 AM Re: Franki and the 4 Seasons
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Better yet his brother BOBBY Valli is trying to make it on Frankies coat tails too.....Fran did a show with him a few months agao at the club.

http://www.bobbyvalli.net/

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#223713 - 01/03/08 02:01 PM Re: Franki and the 4 Seasons
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dnj:
Frankie looked dead Timing was off too....his backups held it together.


Donny....I agree with you.....Saw a concert at the Sands in AC and his young drummer hit all the high notes and Frankie just kept jutting the mic at the audience trying to get them to do the show for him.....but
I still think he's better than Frankie Avalon....
TR

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