Frankie Valli (born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio; May 3, 1934) is an American singer, known as the frontman of The Four Seasons beginning in 1960. He is known for his unusually powerful head voice. Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons alias The Wonder Who?, and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist. As a member of The Four Seasons, Valli's number-one hits included "Sherry" (1962), "Big Girls Don't Cry" (1962), "Walk Like a Man" (1963), "Rag Doll" (1964) and "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" (1975). Valli's recording of the song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" reached number two in 1967. "You're Ready Now", a Valli solo recording from 1966, became a surprise hit in the UK as part of the Northern soul scene and hit number eleven on the British pop charts in December 1970. As a solo artist, Valli scored number-one hits with the songs "My Eyes Adored You" (1974) and "Grease" (1978).
Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio - the original members of The Four Seasons - were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.
Mark. was first and correct with:
That has to be Frankie Valli of The Four Seasons fame.
Alan J answered:
I can't hit notes that high
Franki Valli, who, with the Four Seasons, inspired SCTVs Five Neat Guys.
David of Moon Valley responded:
sounds like he of the Four Seasons...the one and only Frankie Valli?
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
Kevin K. in Washington, DC wrote:
Must be Frankie Valli of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
One of my earliest memories of my oldest sister is of her singing "Sherry"
in her best falsetto while washing dishes in the kitchen sink.
I would have been about 5 years old; she'd be about 16.
Billy in Cypress said:
Frankie Valli, but I did not remember how to spell the name until I looked it up on Google.
Francesco Stephen Castelluccio is better known as Frankie Valle, to whom I've listening since he fronted the 4 Seasons. Seems like a lifetime ago.
106° yesterday, 110° predicted for today. I'm ready for fall.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali, answered:
Frankie Valli…102°F today up here at 200 ft.…way too fucking hot!
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali
Frankie Valli... I remember this tune...
Let's Hang On - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - YouTube
... as the theme song for a family Christmas vacation to Florida in '65. Whenever I hear or think of it a triggered memory of riding from West Palm Beach to Fort Myers one bright sunny day and it playing on the car's AM radio pops into my head... Good times.
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CBS begins the night with a RERUN'NCIS', followed by a RERUN'Bull', then a RERUN'NCIS: The Third One'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 7/18/17) are Keegan-Michael Key and Cillian Murphy.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 6/22/17) are Dominic Cooper, Laura Haddock, and athletes from the Nitro World Games.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH'Hollywood Game Night'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 6/27/17) are Steve Carell, Lily Collins, and Sheryl Crow.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 8/3/17) are John Krasinski, Melissa Leo, and Rep. Adam Schiff.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/6/17) are Werner Herzog, Veronica Ferres, Potty Mouth, and Monica Barbaro.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Bachelor In Paradise', followed by a FRESH'Somewhere Between'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 8/16/17) are Zach Galifianakis, Lake Bell, and Midland.
The CW here fills the night with LIVE'Dodger Baseball'.
Faux has a RERUN'Lethal Weapon', followed by a RERUN'The Mick', then a RERUN'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'.
MY recycles an old 'The X-Files', followed by another old 'The X-Files'.
A&E has 'Leah Rimini: Scientology & The Aftermath', another 'Leah Rimini: Scientology & The Aftermath', followed by a FRESHLeah Rimini: Scientology & The Aftermath', then a FRESH'The Murder Of Laci Peterson'.
AMC offers the movie 'Men In Black', followed by the movie 'Independence Day'.
[6:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 9-Cold Blood-Part 2.
[7:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 10-Vincent and The Doctor
[8:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 11-The Lodger
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 12-The Pandorica Opens-Part 1.
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-The Big Bang-Part 2.
[11:00AM] DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 25-Conspiracy
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[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Schizoid Man
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Unnatural Selection
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-A Matter of Honor
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 16-Q Who
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[8:00PM] SWORDFISH (2001)
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[12:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 25-Conspiracy
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 26-The Neutral Zone
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Loud as a Whisper
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Schizoid Man
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Unnatural Selection
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-A Matter of Honor (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 3 hours of old 'Below Deck', followed by a FRESH'A Night With My Ex', and 'Vanderpump Rules'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', still another 'Tosh.0', and 'The Jim Jefferies Show'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show are Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush.
FX has the movie 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Rings'.
History has 'Forged In Fire', followed by a FRESH'Forged In Fire: Cutting Deeper', then a FRESH'Forged In Fire', followed by a FRESH'American Ripper'.
[6:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Spread Your Wings
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[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Leaving Home Ain't Easy
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[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-That '70s Finale
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Pilot
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Son & Daughter
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Keep Yourself Alive
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-My Fairy King
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Crazy Little Thing Called Love
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-We Will Rock You
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sheer Heart Attack
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Leaving Home Ain't Easy
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Love of My Life
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[1:30AM] ROBOCOP 3
[3:45AM] TRANCE (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:30AM] Barney Miller-Snow Job
[7:00AM] Barney Miller-Graft
[7:30AM] Barney Miller-The Courtesans
[8:00AM] Barney Miller-The Stakeout
[8:30AM] What About Bob?
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[1:00AM] Edward Scissorhands
[3:30AM] Stand by Me
[5:30AM] Barney Miller-The Stakeout (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Shooter', followed by a FRESH'Face Off: Game Face', then the movie 'John Wick'.
On a RERUNConan (from 6/7/17) are Nick Offerman, Annabelle Wallis, and Mark Normand.
Participants of "Charlottesville to D.C: The March to Confront White Supremacy" begin a ten-day trek to the nation's capital from Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. August 28, 2017.
Photo by Sait Serkan Gurbuz
Activist group Sea Shepherd Tuesday pulled the plug on its annual campaign to disrupt Japanese whaling, saying it can no longer match the country's military and economic power.
The organisation has waged a 12-year high-seas battle against whaling in the Southern Ocean, claiming success for saving thousands of the giant mammals and bringing the slaughter to world attention.
But the group's founder Paul Watson said his ships would not sail this year, with different strategies and tactics needed to hinder the hunt.
"What we discovered is that Japan is now employing military surveillance to watch Sea Shepherd ship movements in real-time by satellite and if they know where our ships are at any given moment, they can easily avoid us," he said in a statement.
"We cannot compete with their military-grade technology."
A rescue helicopter hovers in the background as an elderly woman and her poodle use an air mattress to float above flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017.
Photo by Adrees Latif
A Memphis movie theater canceled its annual screening of "Gone With the Wind" following complaints of racially insensitive content.
The Orpheum Theatre has aired the classic 1939 film for the past 34 years during its summer movie series. The theater received complaints after the movie's screening this year, which took place the night before the deadly events of a "Unite the Right" rally by white nationalists on Aug. 12. Moviegoers criticized the film's romanticized portrayal of slavery and life on a Southern plantation.
The theater's decision, however, has generated mixed responses from its fanbase. While some decry its "censorship" of the Oscar-winner, others applaud the theater for pulling the screening.
"Shame on you for removing 'GWTW.' I have always enjoyed shows and performances at your venue. You have lost a loyal customer due to your small minded censorship," one commenter wrote on the Orpheum Theatre's Facebook page.
Another said, "I applaud your difficult but proper decision to cut 'Gone With The Wind' from your film choices. Most in our culture have moved on, and I hope those angered can find other ways to watch the film while remaining supporters of your important and unique business."
Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) has endorsed a Twitter post that appears to blame leftist demonstrators for the violence that has shocked the nation in recent weeks, and has seen at least one death.
Mr Trump retweeted a post made by Dinesh D'Souza (R-Disgraced), a conservative commentator, convicted felon, adulterer, and prominent critic of former President Barack Obama, that implied that the media has purposefully downplayed violence from left-wing demonstrators and blaming the right.
Mr D'Souza linked to a Washington Post article that cited the Associated Press, noting that "black-clad antifa" - short for anti-fascist - demonstrators had "stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least five people."
Mr Trump has been criticised recently for his response following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, when a counter protester was killed after a suspected white supremacist drove his car through a group of peaceful protesters. Those demonstrations had also seen clashes between neo-Nazis and counter-protesters, some of who were dressed in all black with their faces covered in the style of "antifa" protesters.
The emergence of antifa protesters has coincided with a surge in white supremacist rallies, and alongside the rise of Mr Trump on the national political scene. Clashes between those two groups have been seen at demonstrations throughout the country, including previous clashes in Berkeley before a planned speech by right wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Clashes have been seen repeatedly in Portland, Oregon, as well.
We do value our freedom here in Texas. As I write from soggy Central Texas, the cable news is showing people floating down Buffalo Bayou on their principles, proud residents of the largest city in these United States that did not grow in accordance with zoning ordinances.
The feeling there was that persons who own real estate should be free to develop it as they wish. Houston, also known as the Bayou City, is a great location because of its access to international shipping in the Gulf of Mexico. It is not a great location for building, though, because of all its impervious cover. If water could easily sink into the ground, there would be less of it ripping down Houston's rivers that just a week ago were overcrowded streets.
In less-free cities, the jackbooted thugs in the zoning department impose limits on the amount of impervious cover in a development. Some of the limits can be finessed by lining parking lots with bricks turned sideways, so grass can be planted in the holes.
I got snarky in the law school class where I first heard that Houston had no zoning, wishing out loud I could build a rendering plant in the so-posh River Oaks neighborhood. I was quickly slapped down by the freedom fighters in the class, who informed me that there are no rendering plants in River Oaks because the real estate costs too much. Did I not understand that the market regulates land use much more effectively than bureaucrats could?
As I write this, Hurricane Harvey is ambling off toward Louisiana, taking with him the high winds and the danger of storm surges but leaving rain and more rain. Critics in the cheap seats are complaining that Houston issued no mandatory evacuation order. That would only occur to somebody who has never sat in the parking lot that Loop 610 becomes at least twice a day when people are just going to and from work.
A police brutality scandal that remains one of the most shameful episodes in the history of Chicago and continues to haunt the city decades after it ended is about to become a topic taught to every student in the nation's third largest school district.
On Monday, the Chicago Public Schools announced that it had launched last year a pilot program in six schools in which students were taught about police torture inflicted on African American suspects for years by a group of detectives under the command of former Police Commander Jon Burge.
The story of what happened - the dozens of men who were tortured into confessing of crimes they didn't commit - will be part of the curriculum for every 8th grader and high school freshmen in the city's public schools. The rollout comes more than two years after the City Council approved an ordinance that called for the city to pay $5.5 million in reparations to the torture victims, issue a formal apology, provide other benefits such as free tuition to the victims and their families, and teach the students of the city about the scandal.
At a news conference, educators and others including the torture victims themselves said it was especially important to roll out the curriculum at a time when the city's police are trying to win back public trust that was shattered with the 2015 release of a video of a white police officer fatally shooting black teen Laquan McDonald 16 times. It also comes at a time when the U.S. is confronted by rising white nationalism.
Joe Garcia, right, and his dog Heidi ride in Murphy Fire Department's Todd Herrington's boat after being rescued from his flooded home as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise, Aug. 28, 2017, in Spring, Texas.
Photo by David J. Phillip
Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 from Monday, as the world's toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect.
Many bags drift into the ocean, strangling turtles, suffocating seabirds and filling the stomachs of dolphins and whales with waste until they die of starvation.
"If we continue like this, by 2050, we will have more plastic in the ocean than fish," said Habib El-Habr, an expert on marine litter working with the U.N. Environment Programme in Kenya.
Plastic bags, which El-Habr says take between 500 to 1,000 years to break down, also enter the human food chain through fish and other animals. In Nairobi's slaughterhouses, some cows destined for human consumption had 20 bags removed from their stomachs.
Kenya's law allows police to go after anyone even carrying a plastic bag. But Judy Wakhungu, Kenya's environment minister, said enforcement would initially be directed at manufacturers and suppliers.
Grizzly bears have stopped eating salmon in favour of elderberries after being forced to make a choice due to climate change. Warming temperatures meant that the berries are ripening earlier than usual, at exactly the same time as the freshwater streams on Alaska's Kodiak Island are overflowing with sockeye salmon.
The island's brown bears typically feed first on salmon in early summer, followed by elderberries later in the season, in late August and September.
The study found that during the unusually warm summer of 2014, the bears, which would traditionally kill up to 75 percent of the salmon, were nowhere to be seen near the streams.
Instead, they were in the hills busy munching on berries, which contain less protein and therefore take less energy to break down, causing them to gain weight more quickly.
On average, red elderberries are said to be ripening two and a half days earlier every decade.
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