Staff Report

Frankie Valli will bring all of his classic hits to life when he and The Four Seasons come to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

Tickets for the show are $69, $74, $79, $89 and $99.

 Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, the inspiration for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical “Jersey Boys,” were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. They are one of the best-selling musical groups of all time, having sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide.

Valli was born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio in Newark, N.J. From a young age he was influenced by jazz, doo-wop and soul, along with artists such as The Drifters, Rose Murphy and Frank Sinatra

Realizing he needed a stage name, he changed Castelluccio to “Valley” and eventually “Valli,” after friend and country singer Texas Jean Valli.

In 1961, The Four Seasons was formed with Valli on lead vocals. Other original members included Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The group achieved commercial success in 1962 with their single “Sherry,” which landed at No. 1 on the Billboard pop and R&B charts. The group’s next two singles, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man,” were also No. 1 hits.

The group went on to become one of the biggest pop acts of the 1960s with more than two dozen Top 40 hits during the decade, including “Candy Girl,” “Dawn (Go Away),” “Rag Doll,” “Working My Way Back to You” and “Opus 17 (Don’t You Worry About Me).”