Don’t miss Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on July 22, live at the Reno Ballroom. Because of the success of the Tony-winning musical “Jersey Boys,” which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage again.
Valli came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons. He has 71 chart hits, has toured almost continuously since 1962 and his songs have been featured in such movies as “The Deer Hunter,” “Dirty Dancing” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” As many as 200 artists have done cover versions of Frankie’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” from Nancy Wilson’s jazz treatment to Lauryn Hill’s hip-hop rendition.
In the disco era, the Seasons hit it big with “Who Loves You,” which reached No. 3 in 1975, and “December 1963 (Oh What a Night),” a No. 1 record in 1976. Two decades later, in 1994, a dance club remix of “December 1963” climbed to No. 14 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100 and in 2000, a French-language rap version went to No. 1 in Paris. And in July 2007, a remix of the Four Seasons’ hit “Beggin’” became the No. 1 dance record in Britain – eight months in advance of the opening of “Jersey Boys” in London, where the play went on to win the Olivier Award for best new musical on the West End.
Tickets cost $69.50 and $89.50 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-888-288-1833.