The Four Seasons (band)
The Four Seasons were an American pop group.
The Four Seasons emerged in 1953 from the Variety Trio. Frankie Valli, Nickie DeVito, Tommy DeVito, Hank Majewski and Billy Thompson occurred later than Varietones and took 1956 as the Four Lovers You're The Apple Of the single My Eye on. Later, they took as Frank Valli & The Romans, the single Come Si Bella on the market. In 1960, Majewski the band and was replaced by Nick Massi. As Village Voices they took on Redlips and as Billy Dixon & The Topics created I Am All Alone.
Nick DeVito left the band soon. First, came for a short time Charlie Calello as a substitute, then came Bob Gaudio. Starting in 1962, the band then called Four Seasons. They worked as a choir singer for Danny & The Juniors and Freddie Cannon. Gaudio was a first-rate composer, who produced 1962 Hitwelle for the Four Seasons. In quick succession, followed at Vee Jay Records Sherry, Big Girls Do not Cry, Walk Like A Man, Is not That A Shame by Fats Domino, Candy Girl, and Marlena, and the album Sherry & 11 Others, Big Girls Do not Cry and Golden Hits, a sampler.
1964 joined the band to Philips Records. This year, the albums Dawn and Rag Doll and the hit singles Dawn, Stay, Ronnie, alone, Rag Doll, Save It For Me and Big Man In Town published. In the '60s, the Four Seasons were to continue with many successful singles, including Bye Bye Baby (Baby, Goodbye ), Girl Come Running, Let's Hang On!, Do not Think Twice (It's Allright ), Working My Way Back to You, Opus 17, I've Got You Under My Skin, Tell It To The Rain, Beggin ', Can not Take My Eyes Off You, C'mon Marianne, Watch The Flowers Grow and Will You Love Me Tomorrow.
In 1969 they created the concept album The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette, in which they had added psychedelic elements, which the critics did not like entirely. The Single Patch Of Blue flopped. In 1970, the album Half & Half on the market, on which there was only one half of Four Seasons songs, the other half were Frankie Valli - ' Solo' productions.
DeVito retired in 1970 from the band and was replaced by Bob Grimm, also the drummer Gary Wolfe was new to it. It was released the double album Edizione D' Oro.
The white offshoot of Motown, Mowest, the band recorded in early 1972 under contract. However, the band was active again in 1975. Gaudio and Valli dedicated Don Ciccone (formerly The Critters ), Gerry Polci, John Paiva and Lee Shapiro. In 1975, she got with Who Loves You then concluded a hit. 1976 followed December '63 (Oh What A Night ) and Silver Star as well as the albums Who Loves You, The Four Seasons Story and Greatest Hits.
As neither the Beatles cover We Can Work It Out ( end of 1976 ) nor the album Helicon (1977 ) came into the charts to Valli adopted by the band.
May 1980 began a reunion tour of the Four Seasons, which was attended by Polci, Ciccone, Larry Lingle and Jerry Corbetta. The plate Reunited (1981 ) flopped and in 1985, again with Valli, the LP Street Fighter was not a great success. In 1990, the band were included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In Europe, they again came with the sampler The Very Best Of 1992 in the top 10 album charts. In 1994, a revision of December '63 and again in the charts. After that, no other songs appeared, even though the band has not yet officially separated.
Successful cover versions of some Four Season Hits delivered: The Walker Brothers, which the English top twenty with "The Sun is not gonna shine anymore" conquered on March 5, 1966, three weeks remained leader. ( The official British Records Charts 1955 -1987 ) The Tremeloes, who conquered the English top twenty with " Silence Is Golden " on May 6, 1967, and remained three weeks runner. (See above) The Bay City Rollers, which on March 22, 1975 remained the English top twenty with " Bye, Bye, Baby" conquered six weeks runner. ( above) The Osmonds, the American Top 40 with "The Proud One" captured on 23 August 1975, reached number 22. (The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits U.S. )
- Sherry & 11 Others (1962 )
- Four Seasons ' Greetings ( 1962)
- Big Girls Do not Cry and Twelve Others (1963 )
- Is not That a Shame and 11 Others (1963 )
- Folk Nanny (1963 )
- Born to Wander ( 1964)
- Dawn ( Go Away ) and 11 Other Great Songs (1964 )
- Rag Doll ( 1964)
- The Beatles vs. The Four Seasons (1964 )
- Girls, Girls, Girls - We Love Girls ( 1964)
- The 4 Seasons Entertain You (1965 )
- Live on Stage (1966 )
- Working My Way Back to You (1966 )
- Lookin 'Back (1966 )
- The 4 Seasons ' Christmas Album ( 1966)
- Edizione D' oro (1968 )
- The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette (1969 )
- Peanuts ( 1969)
- Half and Half (1970 )
- Chameleon ( 1972)
- Who Loves You (1975 )
- Helicon (1976 )
- Reunited - Live with Frankie Valli (1981 )
- Street Fighter ( 1985)
- Live, Vol 1 (1990 )
- Live, Vol 2 (1990)
- Hope & Glory ( 1992)
- The Four Seasons Dance Album ( 1993)
- Dance Album ( 1993)
- Sherry / Big Girls Do not Cry (1994 )
- Sing for You ( 1994)
- Oh What a Night (1995 )
- Who Loves You (1995 )
- Four Seasons with Frankie Valli (1996 )
- The Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (2002)
- Jersey Beat - The Music of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons (2013 )
Singles ( selection)
- Sherry (1962 )
- Big Girls Do not Cry (1963 )
- Walk Like a Man (1963 )
- Rag Doll / Silence Is Golden ( 1964)
- Let's Hang On ( 1965)
- Opus 17 (1966 )
- I've Got You Under My Skin (1966 )
- Beggin ' (1967 )
- The Night (1975 )
- Who Loves You? (1975)
- December '63 (Oh What a Night ) ( 1976)
- Silver Star (1976 )