Frankie Valli took me at 16, and used me in decades-long affair
April Kirkwood idolized Frankie Valli from the time she was 7 years old. is breaking her silence about her year relationship with Valli and his dark, . would be no Four Seasons and no Bob Gaudio without Frankie Valli'. Frankie Valli. ~ Person. Overview Relationships. collaborator on: The Four Seasons. member of: The Four Seasons. siblings: Bobby Valli. Frankie Valli is an American singer and actor, known as the frontman of The Four Seasons Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio – the original members of The Four Seasons – were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame . He married Mary Ann Hannagan in , and that marriage lasted eight years.
As a footnote to this period of his career with The Four Seasons, the group's bassist and vocal arranger Nick Massi was replaced in by Charlie Calello, the group's instrumental arranger, and, then shortly thereafter, Calello was replaced by Joseph LaBracio, who went by the pseudonym Joe Long.
During the s, Gaudio and his then-songwriting partner, producer Bob Creweworked with Valli to craft solo recordings with varying degrees of success. The potential to dominate the charts with group and solo recordings was great, and Valli, Gaudio and Crewe occasionally rose to the occasion with both great performances and commercial hits.
The Walker Brothers version was a huge success.
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Valli continued to record solo performances and finally reached major success with the release of " Can't Take My Eyes Off You ", which reached number two in the charts and was widely recorded by many other artists. Valli's debut solo album was a gathering together of various single releases and a few new recordings. Before the release of Valli's second solo album, a single was released in July with the A-side "I Make a Fool of Myself", a record that reached number Timeless, Valli's second solo album release was more coherent and Valli took more time in recording it.
Inhe sang the theme song for the film version of the stage play Greasea song written by Barry Gibb of the Bee Geeswhich became a number one hit.
He had two further chart successes the following year, "Save Me, Save Me" in Novemberwhich entered the Billboard Easy Listening chart ; and "Fancy Dancer" in Januarywhich entered the pop charts.
Surgery performed by Los Angeles ear specialist Victor Goodhill restored most of his hearing by The musical dramatizes several real-life incidents from Valli's life, including his estrangement from daughter Francine, who died in The show has been widely acclaimed, financially successful, and won six Tony Awards. The musical has touring companies around the world, as well as a version at Paris Las Vegas.
This musical was adapted into a film of the same name directed by Clint Eastwoodwith Young again appearing as Valli. She was 20 years old when they met.Bobby Valli
Kirkwood thought only of Valli and what she could do to convince him she was worthy. InValli suffered two devastating losses: Kirkwood was 19 at the time, and had been due to hook up with Valli in Hawaii.
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He disappeared from her life. Kirkwood was living with Frankie Valli replacement No. Kirkwood was furious — as was Valli, who sent her packing. She cried the entire flight home and felt more trapped than ever: A few days later, the phone rang.
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She spent days unable to get out of bed. Kirkwood eventually settled for Billy, marrying and having two children before divorcing him nearly 20 years later.
Nearly 15 years later, inshe resumed hooking up with him on the road. She told him about her newest boyfriend, Ron — another Valli doppelganger, this one married. She looked past the time she walked by his dressing room and caught him making out with a backup singer.
This is my truth — innuendo about girls on the road. Or about one of his wives.
Frankie Valli Daughter Francine Valli Died 6 months after the death of his step daughter Cilia.
She had tracked down his email address after an airline stewardess sold the story of her affair with Valli to the National Enquirer. At least I never sold you out.
It never goes right.