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Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasonsby David Cote
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How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? You ask four guys, you get four different answers. Have we got a story for you!
Everyone knows their songs. Few know their story. Named for a bowling alley that refused to book them, The Four SeasonsFrankie, Tommy, Bob, and Nickwere four high school dropouts who emerged from New Jersey to become true American Idols: one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. With a shiny doo-wop sound highlighted by lead singer Frankie Vallis stratospheric falsetto, they wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds, and sold 175 million records worldwideall before they were thirty.
Jersey Boys, Broadways 2006 Tony Award® Winner for Best Musical, is the electrifying tale of the Seasons rise, the moment they established their signature sound with their breakout hit “Sherry”; becoming a sensation on American Bandstand, of being young and full of hope and dreams and promise; of riding the rocket of success against the irresistible pull of the Jersey mob and the old neighborhood. Like the show itself, this gorgeous, full-color companion book captures the magic and the original excitement of the bands life and times through all-new interviews with the band members. It also features the shows libretto; interviews with the shows writers, director, and cast; and over 200 photos from the band members personal collections of rarely seen memorabilia. For anyone who's ever sung along or danced to "Oh, What a Night!", “Walk Like a Man” or “Big Girls Dont Cry”, and for those just discovering the timeless sound of The Four Seasons, Jersey Boys is the ultimate keepsake.
Jersey Boys," Broadways 2006 Tony) Award Winner for Best Musical, is the electrifying tale of the rise American pop sensations, The Four Seasons. This gorgeous, full-color companion book captures the magic and the original excitement of the band s life and times through all-new interviews with the band members, and features interviews with the shows cast.
About the Author
DAVID COTE is the theater editor and chief drama critic for Time Out New York. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Opera News, and Maxim. In 2005, he wrote Wicked: The Grimmerie, the lavish companion book to the hit Broadway musical Wicked.
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