Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
They were just four guys from Jersey until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. They had hit after hit, for over a decade, and their classic harmonies paved the way for everybody from Bruce Springsteen to the Backstreet Boys.
In the early ’60s, The Four Seasons was everyone’s favorite group. An original, truly “greaser” choir, led by Franki with an unforgettably heartbreaking, skyscraping falsetto. Their vocal blend was and still is fantastic. There’s something about Frankie Valli’s music that makes young people of every generation want to get up and dance.
When the Four Seasons sang “Sherry” on American Bandstand, they suddenly became the hottest band in the land, and after nine years as a recording artist, Frankie Valli became an “overnight” sensation with a No. 1 record. The sound of “Sherry” was unlike anything else on the airwaves. “Many R&B groups had used falsetto as part of their background harmonies,” explained Frankie in an interview, “but we were different because we put the falsetto out front and made it the lead.”