Knowledge Identifier: &The_Four_Seasons_(band)
Founded in 1953.
Countries: United States (54%), (15%), Ireland (8%)
Linked to: Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Billboard, Motown, Recording Industry Association of America
The following year, he and Tommy DeVito formed the Variatones , which between 1954 and 1956 performed and recorded under a variety of names before settling on the name "'The Four Lovers"'
In 1958, the group started working with producer Bob Crewe, primarily with session work
The group was obligated to deliver one final album to Vee-Jay, which they did in the form of a "faux" live LP. When Vee-Jay was declared bankrupt in 1966, the Four Seasons' Vee-Jay catalog reverted to the band and the tracks were reissued by Philips
A Frankie Valli "solo" single from 1971 and three Four Seasons singles sank without a trace
In late 1973 and early 1974, the Four Seasons recorded eight songs for a planned second Motown album, which the company refused to release to the public
The success of "Who Loves You" increased the popularity of the Four Seasons as a touring group and reignited recording unit, but when 1977's "Helicon" album was released by Warner Bros.
"Jersey Boys", a musical play based on the lives of the Four Seasons and directed by Des McAnuff , premiered at his La Jolla Playhouse and opened on November 6, 2005, to generally positive reviews and subsequently won multiple Tony awards after its move to Broadway
"Jersey Boys" started a limited run at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. on November 10, 2011
"Jersey Boys" opened in Adelaide, South Australia, at the Festival Theatre on October 30, 2012, and is currently playing in Perth, Western Australia