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Thursday, May 3, 2007

Big man in town

Happy birthday to Newark-born crooner Frankie Valli, leader of the legendary singing group the Four Seasons -- a dominant force in Top 40 rock throughout the 1960's. He also had a nifty little solo gig after he split from the group. Depending on who you ask, he's either 70 or 73 today.

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Thanks, Jack.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons got me through Jr. High and into High School in the late 60's in suburban Detroit. I had every album.

Valli's soaring falsetto on all those fantastic recordings, "Dawn", "Marianne", "Save it for Me", and so many others - cripes. I don't know if they're in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - but if they're not, they should be.

Your note that Valli was Newark-born might explain why I married a Jersey girl.

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