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The Four Seasons' Frankie Valli and Gerry Polci (1977)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, 1977

First we hear from Frankie Valli: the process of his leaving the Seasons; his solo career and his chronic ear problem; the anonymity of the other members and Frankie's plans for post-Seasons life. Then we hear from Gerry Polci: being recruited into the band; singing lead on 'December '63 (Oh What A Night)'; making the Helicon album... and Bob Gaudio's role as writer and producer.

File format: mp3; file size: 41mb, interview length: 42' 44" sound quality: *****

The Four Seasons (2006)

Interview by Joel Selvin, Selvin On The City, KSAN 107.7, December 2006

Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio chat about the Jersey Boys musical, about Bob Crewe, the Disco years and the lost Seasons/Beach Boys album.

File format: mp3 File size: 31.3mb Interview length: 34' 14"; Sound quality: ***

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Old Movie Has Inspired Four Seasons' Latest Hit

Interview by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, 25 January 1963

'BIG GIRLS don't cry' — current hit for vocal group the Four Seasons — owes it all to film stars John Wayne and Joan Crawford! ...

You'll be Hearing a Lot More of the 4 Seasons

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 23 February 1963

DICK CLARK, top U.S. D.J., tells DISC ...

The Four Seasons, as they dash into Britain, tell Disc We're Getting Used to Tearing Around

Interview by Jean Carol, Disc, 18 May 1963

"SURPRISED ABOUT our last-minute British trip? No, I guess not," said Tommy de Vito of The Four Seasons over fried eggs and sausages at London's ...

The Four Seasons: Seasons Hate Miming

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, 31 December 1965

ANN MOSES talks with BOB GAUDIO ...

Taping A TV Show With The Four Seasons

Report and Interview by Carol Deck, KRLA Beat, 22 January 1966

THE STAGE was cold and there were very few people around. This wasn't the usual chaotic taping session, for although they were in America, what ...

Celebrities In Detroit: The Four Seasons

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 9 October 1966

THE FOUR Seasons — Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tom DeVito, Joe Long — don't have long hair. (Frankie: "We won't grow our hair over our ...

Singles From the Four Tops, Percy Sledge et al

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 7 January 1967

A lack of new ideas but another Tops success ...

Blind Date: Paul Jones

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 14 January 1967

NOW IT'S psychedelic Blind Date. At least, that's what Paul Jones' session in the hot seat seemed like at the time. First of all, the ...

The Four Seasons: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica; Sam & Dave, the Jimi Hendrix Experience: Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 4 July 1967

Two Pop Groups in Los Angeles Debuts ...

Four Seasons Speaking of Success

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, 12 August 1967

LOS ANGELES – The Four Seasons came to the West Coast to perform in the area for the first time and completely conquered all who ...

Frankie Valli: "We Still Light Candles"

Interview by Tony Leigh, KRLA Beat, 9 March 1968

LONGEVITY IN the entertainment world is a fleeting dream for most performers. A handful out of all the acts brought forth are able to sustain ...

The Four Seasons: Ten Years And Still Hanging On

Retrospective by Bob Fisher, Let It Rock, March 1973

IN AUGUST LAST YEAR Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons celebrated ten years as one of the most successful recording groups America has ever produced. ...

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by David Hancock, Evening News, London, 15 May 1980

Valli-Victory! ...

The Four Seasons: Valli's Evergreens

Retrospective by Bob Fisher, The History of Rock, 1982

Why the Four Seasons were perennial chart-toppers ...

The Four Seasons: 25th Anniversary

Sleeve notes by Gene Sculatti, Rhino Records, 1987

"... He turned on his record player, dressed up in his sharpest clothes, and practiced dancing as if as long as Kookie Byrnes or Cousin ...

Frankie Valli and the Four Lovers

Sleeve notes by Pete Grendysa, Bear Family Records, 1989

IF ‘CHICAGO AIN'T Nothin' But A Blues Band’, then Newark ain't nothin' but an Italian quartet. It's a safe bet that the northern New Jersey ...

Talk Like a Man: Frankie Valli

Retrospective and Interview by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, April 2008

A FAILED AUDITION for a gig as a lounge singer at a low-rent bowling alley in Union, New Jersey, might be the sort of experience ...

Frankie Valli: Looking Back at 50 Years of the Four Seasons

Interview by Wayne Robins, Billboard, 3 September 2013

THERE IS A SCENE in the hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys that represents the sustained success of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and their group, the ...

see also Frankie Valli


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