Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Honored With Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

New Jersey icon Frankie Valli was on hand Friday to accept the honor of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for The Four Seasons.

Valli, who just turned 90, celebrated the honor with a speech honoring keyboard player and tenor vocalist Bob Gaudio, who was unable to attend, baritone vocalist and lead guitarist Tommy DeVito, who died in 2020, and bass guitarist and bass vocalist Nick Massi, who died in 2000.

“I always dreamed that it might happen, and I guess my being so insistent made it happen and it’s created it by working hard at it and making the right content,” Valli said at the ceremony on Friday, which coincided with his birthday.

“It’s hard to believe that this whole thing started when I was about 14 or 15 years old and I did my very first performance in front of an audience, and it was a school recital when I sang ‘White Christmas’ a capella,” he told the crowd gathered for the event on Hollywood Boulevard between Cerrito and Argyle avenues. “Who would have dreamed it would have gone this far.”

He added, “This is really a highlight in my life, especially having my sons here, and my wife. … I will digest all of this. It’s really over the top for me.”

The Four Seasons’ star is the 2,780th since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the initial 1,558 stars.

Frankie Valli is set to perform at the Carteret Performing Arts Center on June 8.

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