Frankie Valli on the value of hard work
From small town barber to legendary singer
- Duration 4:49
- Date Oct 3, 2012
From small town barber to legendary singer
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We use your hair.
-- is that right they still don't try this -- of the iconic songs courtesy of Frankie valley.
But did you know that before rally his team does this zinger actually -- hair for a living joining us -- how to celebrate fifteen years at the foreseeable.
I'm very pleased there -- about it welcomed them or hate to have -- here what do you.
I'd cutting hair at that a lot of lot of things can end do you regret giving up -- -- kind of you know I wouldn't be consistent work now but -- you know and after I started working in -- shop.
I was sure that I did they didn't want to do it anymore and in school that was terrific.
You you came from I just cross river here near to -- you're from Newark Newark you're from a family of very very modest means you worked your way I did we live in -- project.
For most of my childhood and then -- later on when I got married I moved back in to the project.
And just did what you said work my way.
Which -- experiencing right now might be unprecedented.
I mean you have -- Jersey boys -- -- -- -- -- -- -- making way through the business it's a raging success around the world.
And now you're going on Broadway as Frankie valley fifty celebrating fifty years.
That's as an adult before I don't think it has been done and that's why I wanted to do it and it took.
About two years to convince somebody that it would be a great idea I just thought it was great right from the beginning that -- it would be playing on Broadway.
And we did a live performance for a week on -- -- so that's what we're doing very very excited about it.
That's -- we -- that cliff coming and you said fine that's.
That's a long time it is alone I'm sure doesn't -- like fifty years ago we.
It really doesn't you know -- when you're out there you're working you're doing what you love and you guys know that better than anybody there's nothing.
That's better than doing what you love for your whole life.
Sure but do you let me ask you this because you would with your songs and -- classics and you've got that.
-- set out that is so -- -- -- Now at this stage you know I've read thinking man I wish I would have made a little lower -- -- -- -- hard hit it.
Well I you know I always and I always -- about the fact that there.
Went when everybody discovered that I they had this very voice.
And they started to use it on all the very early song right.
I just say you know I never really won it for Shanghai a Mormon and I have a voice like Barry White.
-- we all -- back -- happened Frankie so as you see yourself being portrayed on stage he said you've gone to Jersey boys back twenty times.
Why would you go in Sydney audience they used checked it -- of making sure that the the brand to make sure.
And get Alley and and it's.
I don't know what it is but you know I've been so much a part of that right from the very beginning that it is important to me then that's portrayed.
Right have you taken that Frankie valley is signs and -- with us on this is when I do.
No I had a few Frankie valley to come to me and ask for some advisors is Smart that's great though he is moisturizer do not walk in the sun I -- accountable.
-- -- so you don't look so young.
A lot of rest.
And and -- less fun than in -- resting status yeah 48 point oh.
No drinking no known substances.
That -- an accident and I really you have to and singers is like a bodybuilder.
You have to do it every day.
You do matters if they don't have oil all the attention has been -- New Jersey -- Jersey buoyancy -- The Sopranos yet Jersey Shore.
New Jersey now also I am curious what you think you know being -- majors about all the attention it's gotten.
Well it only -- sopranos said he was.
Nothing new I mean this -- The documentary.
That's right I mean -- it really was with the neighborhood that I that I grew up and running and I got to know.
All of these various figures from different crime family just because I worked in.
These little bars that she most of those guys they -- the stoppage.
There -- -- I just requested beyond -- could you see FOX & Friends the musical on Broadway at one point.
And I see -- FOX & Friends the musical at want to Carolina if we can just -- if we can do it blanket you thank you Kelly a very weekend.
Hey -- back and watch Gloria and I'll have information you -- on FOX & Friends that come.