The Journey of Frankie Valli: A Voice That Inspires

When you think of catchy tunes and incredible vocal range, one name comes to mind: Frankie Valli. From his humble beginnings in Newark, New Jersey to a career that has spanned decades, Frankie Valli is a true testament to talent and dedication. Now, at 89 years old, he continues to bring smiles to our faces with his unmistakable voice.

Growing up in the American bubble-gum era of the mid-1950s, Frankie Valli quickly became known for his three-octave range and unrivaled falsetto voice. His music has stood the test of time, proving the caliber and commitment of his art.

Frankie’s love for singing began at the age of seven when his mother took him to see a young Frank Sinatra perform. This experience ignited a lifelong dream of becoming a successful singer. Little did he know that he would later develop a deep connection with his first role model, “Ol’ Blue Eyes” Sinatra.

“He kind of took me under his wing as a friend… Every time I saw him it was a big hug and a kiss on the cheek,” Valli fondly recalls.

But Frankie’s road to fame was far from smooth. Before finding success in the music industry, he held various jobs, including truck driving and golf caddying. He even worked as a barber like his father, understanding the importance of having a backup plan.

“My parents didn’t have money, I came from nothing. I had to have something to fall back on,” Frankie shares.

In the early 1960s, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons skyrocketed to stardom with hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Walk Like a Man.” Fans were captivated by Frankie’s distinctive falsetto voice, which was instantly recognizable. “Sherry” raced to number one faster than any other song since Elvis Presley burst onto the scene.

Even as a part of The Four Seasons, Frankie also released albums under his own name, adding nine more top 40 hits to his immense success. In 1990, Frankie Valli, together with his bandmates, was rightfully inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their contributions to music had become undeniable.

During the mid-1960s, Valli ventured into acting, playing memorable roles in movies like the adaptation of the Broadway musical “Jersey Boys,” which tells the story of The Four Seasons. He also made appearances on various television shows, showcasing his versatility as a performer.

Now considered a key figure in the development of rock and roll, Frankie Valli continues to perform and tour at 89 years old. When asked how he keeps the same songs fresh after all these years, Frankie says, “I try to perform it as though it were the first time.”

His dedication to a healthy lifestyle has played a significant role in maintaining his voice. Frankie follows a strict diet, prioritizes sleep, and avoids unhealthy habits.

“I sing a little bit every day. I love singing in the shower… cleaning your body and opening your vocal capacity and exercising your voice,” he reveals.

Frankie Valli’s personal life has seen its share of ups and downs, but he has always relied on the love and support of his family. His children and grandchildren carry on his creative legacy and continue to make him proud.

As Frankie Valli celebrates his 89th birthday, let’s take a moment to honor his extraordinary contributions to music. Share a Facebook post about him and ensure that his voice and legacy endure for generations to come. Happy Birthday, Frankie Valli! May your voice continue to inspire millions around the world.