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Frankie Vallie Talking About His Italian Heritage

Valli has had over 70 hits on Billboard’s Top 100 and has sold over 100 million records.

 Frankie Valli, was born on May 3, 1934, in Newark, New Jersey. Francesco Stephen Castelluccio was his father and his mother’s name was Barbara. Frankie Valli’s mother took Vallie into New York City to see up-and-coming artist Frank Sinatra. This show changed Frankie Valli’s life because it was what inspired him to be a musician.

 Frankie signed his first record contract when he was 19.  Frankie’s friend and future actor Joe Pesci introduced the band to songwriter Bob Gaudio. Then the Four Seasons, released “Sherry,” which became popular all over the world. In 1990, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In the year of 2005, Jersey Boys became a famous Broadway performance.

If you would like to know more about Frankie Vallie check out this interview!

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