LIVE: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons @ Proctors, 5/10/12

Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

There was a time when Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons rivalled the Beatles with a plethora of No. 1 hits on the pop charts.

That was then, and this is now.

And the “now” at Proctors had a sixty-something (but still young-ish looking) Frankie Valli headlining a greatest hits revue with, not three, but, four fresh-faced “Four Seasons” voices backing him – in addition to a full orchestra of keyboards, horns and guitars.

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That nostalgic Thursday night all the big hits were performed flawlessly by Valli & Co., including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Candy Girl,” and “December ’63 (Oh, What a Night),” among the many, many others in the Four Season’s repertoire – which also included songs by other hit-makers like the Temptation’s lovely, “My Girl.”

By the audience’s reaction and the on-going sing-a-longs all throughout the concert, it was a great night for nostalgic hits by a performer who has become an American pop-music icon.

SECOND OPINIONS:
Michael Eck’s review at The Times Union

The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

Franki and the band

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