VIDEO: Frankie Valli Performs 'Let's Hang On' & More on A CAPITOL FOURTH
Frankie Valli performed on PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH, which aired on July 4th live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The Four Seasons singer opened his three song set with the theme song from "Grease," followed by the classic hits "Let's Hang On," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."
Check out the appearance below!
With his signature falsetto voice and countless hits,Frankie Valli is an American icon who transcends generations. Thanks to the success of the Tony-winning musical, Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his legendary group, such classic songs as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "Sherry," and "My Eyes Adored You," are the rage all over again. The musical has taken Broadway by storm and currently six companies perform Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London and is entering its 9(th) year and is the 13(th) longest running show in Broadway history. In the meantime, the real Frankie Valli is packing venues around the world.
Valli has been successfully touring and making music for more than fifty years now, both as a solo artist and as the lead singer of The Four Seasons. Valli's first taste of national exposure came in 1962 when he and The FourSeasons performed their single "Sherry" on American Bandstand. The performance took the nation by storm propelling the group to their first #1 record and making them a household name. The hit train continued to roll for The Four Seasons in 1963 and 1964 as they went on to produce several more #1 hits.
After much success with The Four Seasons in the first half of the '60s, Valli released his first solo effort in 1967,Frankie Valli: Solo. The album contained the mega hit "Grease." He would go on to produce nine Top 40 hits and two #1 singles.
Valli has even dipped into the acting pool having appeared on the iconic HBO series The Sopranos as mobster Rusty Millio and more recently in the Rob Reiner film, And So It Goes, set for release this July.