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 Seasonsâ€”Frankie, Tommy, Bob, and Nickâ€”were 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 Valliâ€™s stratospheric falsetto, they wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds, and sold 175 million records worldwideâ€”all before they were thirty.
Jersey Boys, Broadwayâ€™s 2006 Tony AwardÂ® Winner for Best Musical, is the electrifying tale of the Seasonsâ€™ rise, the moment they established their signature sound with their breakout hit â€œSherryâ€;Â 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 bandâ€™s life and times through all-new interviews with the band members. It also features the showâ€™s libretto; interviews with the showâ€™s writers, director, and cast; and over 200 photos from the band membersâ€™ personal collections of rarely seen memorabilia. For anyone who's ever sung along or danced to "Oh, What a Night!", â€œWalk Like a Manâ€ or â€œBig Girls Donâ€™t Cryâ€, and for those just discovering the timeless sound of The Four Seasons, Jersey Boys is the ultimate keepsake.Â
Author : David Cote
ISBN : 0767927583
Language : English
No of Pages : 176
Publication Date : 10/16/2007
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 12.05x9.29x0.87
Book weight : 0.03
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