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The Four Seasons

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Belleville, New Jersey, USA (1960 – present)

The Four Seasons is an American (Belleville, New Jersey, USA) rock and pop band who became internationally successful in the mid-1960s. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame has stated that the group was the most popular rock band before The Beatles. Since 1970, they have been known off and on as Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, or simply The Four Seasons.

In 1960, the group known as The Four Lovers evolved into The Four Seasons, with Frankie Valli as the lead singer, Bob Gaudio (formerly of The Royal Teens) on keyboards and tenor vocals, Tommy DeVito on lead guitar and baritone vocals, and Nick Massi on bass guitar and bass vocals.

The Four Seasons and the Beach Boys were virtually the only American groups whose successful careers were not derailed when the Beatles and the British Invasion bands hit the States in 1964. In fact, 1964 ranks as the Four Seasons’ biggest year of all, despite the insurgency from abroad, which attests to their durability and appeal among America’s teenagers. That appeal stemmed from the Four Seasons’ ability to complement spotless Italian-American doo-wop harmonies with the forceful falsetto and three-octave range of lead vocalist Frankie Valli - the other members were Bob Gaudio on keyboards and tenor vocals, Tommy DeVito on lead guitar and baritone vocals, Gerry Polci on drums, and Nick Massi on bass guitar and bass vocals.

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  • okkeyokke

    JOYYYYYYYYYY

    3 Feb 2:13am Reply
  • Lowbacca

    VOTE UP: http://www.last.fm/music/The+Four+Seasons/+images/90809893

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • mndilive

    It takes a lot for me to enjoy pop groups from the early 60s. [2].

    13 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ilivebymusic

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • racketbag

    you're the apple of my ah-ah-eye =)

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Rapture5212011

    Really loved the sound & music this quartet created. Those from the 'baby boomer' generation grew up on their unique style. God bless~!

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • DustinWasTaken

    saw the play, realized the song i had heard on a commercial was by them. good enough play, great song (even the original) glad i found this music.

    9 Aug 2009 Reply
  • dominic_john

    their cover of 'stay' is fantastic.

    18 Jul 2009 Reply
  • casualtwist

    I'd change her sad rags into glad rags if I could My folks won't let me 'cause they say that she's no good <3

    8 Mar 2009 Reply
  • adrenerge

    just search for "beggin' (pilooski edit)"

    19 Dec 2008 Reply
  • daveoverdrive

    anyone who would like to share "beggin" with me?

    10 Dec 2008 Reply
  • OSCARCHOICE-CHI

    2 EXITOS PASE EN LAS DISCOS DE URUGUAY--------------------------------------------------------

    29 Nov 2008 Reply
  • manoutoftime

    i just got g.i.l.g. and it's totally blowing my mind

    22 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Plaumtothashizz

    oh by the way, beggin' is so cool eheh, just realised i was talking about radiohead myself there.

    3 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Plaumtothashizz

    haha, not even on the four seasons shoutbox can one find refuge from the silly radiohead comments.. jebus. i'm beggin', beggin yoou-oo-oo-ooh, to shut the f**k up about radiohead already, unless you're on radiohead's own shoutbox or some forum or some band that has got anything whatsoever to do with radiohead. thanks.

    3 Nov 2008 Reply
  • tracytennant

    Radiohead are better than jesus? Errrrr, can't agree with that. I like some of their songs, but they're not a band who's going to leave a lasting impression on the music business like a lot of the classic bands did.

    10 Oct 2008 Reply
  • rights_reserved

    It takes a lot for me to enjoy pop groups from the early 60s.

    1 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Martin1983

    I also love the Four Seasons, they are up there among the best of the 1960s acts, for sure. I'm off to see Jersey Boys this week, I've heard nothing but good things about it so I hope I won't be disappointed.

    8 Jun 2008 Reply
  • ascrodin

    I love the 4 Seasons. Thom Yorke has yet to write a song as catchy as Walk Like a Man. Yorke pretty much gave up on trying to write actual songs after OK Computer. Big Girls Don't Cry, Stay, Oh What a Night, Sherry, Walk Like a Man, etc. have more lasting appeal than BS like Kid A (yet I still listen to Radiohead). Radiohead were just a fad of the moment band who overstayed their welcome.

    30 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    Well I for one love 'em to bits. A great band, no matter what their name is, (Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons?). You won't find Radiohead or Red Hot Chili Peppers battling for pole position in my stats either

    24 Mar 2008 Reply
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