The Four Seasons (band)

The Four Seasons are an American rock band formed in 1960 in Newark, New Jersey. Since 1970, they have also been known at times as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The band evolved out of a previous band called The Four Lovers, with Frankie Valli as the lead singer, Bob Gaudio on keyboards and tenor vocals, Tommy DeVito on lead guitar and baritone vocals, and Nick Massi on bass guitar and bass vocals. On nearly all of their 1960s hits, they were credited as The 4 Seasons.

The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons in 1966
Background information
Also known asThe Four Lovers (1956–1960)
The Wonder Who? (1965–1967)
OriginNewark, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres
Years active1960–1977; 1979–present
Labels
MembersFrankie Valli
Ronen Bay
Craig Cady
Aaron Alexander Gordon
Noah Rivera
Basil Fung
Rick Keller
Alfredo Lopez
Carmen Grillo
Andy Sanesi
Robbie Robinson
Past membersTommy DeVito
Bob Gaudio
Nick Massi
Charles Calello
Joe Long
Bob Grimm
Demetri Callas
Bill DeLoach
Clay Jordan
Ronnie Carangelo
Gerry Polci
Don Ciccone
Lee Shapiro
John Paiva
Jerry Corbetta
Larry Lingle
Lynn Hammann
Chuck Wilson
Rex Robinson
Warren Ham
Robin Swensen
Howard Larrabee
Tim Stone
Tom Alvarado
Fino Roverato
Rich Callaci
Daniel Donelly
Craig Pilo
Landon Beard
Brandon Brigham
Brian Brigham
Todd Fournier
Rudy Vano

The legal name of the organization is the Four Seasons Partnership, formed by Gaudio and Valli, and was taken after a failed audition in 1960. While band members have come and gone, Gaudio and Valli remain the band's constants, with each owning 50% of the act and its assets, including virtually all of its recording catalog.[3][4] Gaudio no longer plays live, leaving Valli as the only original member of the band who still tours as of 2022.[5]

The band's original line-up was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990,[6] and joined the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.[7] They are one of the best-selling musical groups of all time, having sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide.[5]


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