Another great year which saw the release of a brand new Christmas CD by Frankie Valli - very aptly named by Brian Brigham. Interestingly, Brian must be the longest serving member of the Four Seasons (apart from Robby Robinson of course who has been with Frankie for around 40 years). Brian has been singing with Frankie for the last 13 years; Landon joined at the same time as Brian but left for a couple of years before re-joining recently. Brandon has been with Frankie for about 11 years now and Todd is approaching his 10th year with the band having re-joined the band in 2007 after a short spell with them in 2002.
Oh What A Night! Hyde Park, London, Saturday 10 September 2016 saw Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons headlining at the patriotic Last Night Of The Proms in the UK with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by the very talented Robby Robinson in front of 40,000 people. Unbelievable!
The year was tinged with sadness, of course, with the news that sadly both Don Ciccone and Jerry Corbetta passed away and our thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends especially at this time of year.
Looking forward to next year we will see Frankie and the Four Seasons embark on their Greatest Hits Tour in the UK with concerts in Birmingham, Bournemouth, London, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester next April. Full details and tickets can be purchased here:
New USA tour dates have been added through to next November – Frankie just keeps going and going! Details of all the USA tour dates can be seen here:
Sad that Jersey Boys on Broadway will closing on the 11 January after 11 years – but what a wonderful Joyride it has been for the Jersey Family and all the fans being the 12th longest running show in Broadway history and being the winner of 57 major awards worldwide. Jersey Boys is also closing in London on the 26 March after a run of 9 fantastic years. There will be a second national UK tour of Jersey Boys starting in December 2017 at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham.
We would like to wish you all a very ‘Sherry Christmas’ and a very happy and peaceful New Year from the Four Seasons UK Appreciation Society – Lynn Boleyn, George Ingram, Ray Nichol, Ken Charmer and not forgetting Casey Chameleon. Seasons Greetings and enjoy the new Christmas CD “Tis the Seasons” or indeed, our favourite, the original "Four Seasons Christmas Album".
By Lynn Boleyn MBE
24 December 2016