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The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons were an American R&B and doo wop group, distinct from many similar groups of the 1950s and 60s in their tradition Italian-American sound. Group leader Frankie Valli had began recording in 1953, but the group (Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, Joe Long and Nick Massi) didn't release their first hit until 1962, with "Sherry", produced by Bob Crewe.

The Four Seasons followed up "Sherry" with several well-remembered hits, including "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Walk Like a Man" and "Candy Girl". In the mid 1960s, the British Invasion slowed down their career somewhat, but the Four Seasons released several more big hits in 1964, such as "Dawn", "Rag Doll", "Big Man in Town", "Ronnie" and "save It for Me". By the end of the decade, however, the group's career was essentially over, as public interest moved towards rock with a harder edge and more socially conscious lyrics. The band would, however, enjoy a brief renaissance in the mid 1970s, with the hits "Who Loves You?", "Swearin' to God", and "Oh What a Night (December 1963)".

The band name is also the name of a legal partnership that Valli and Gaudio entered into at the start of their careers, agreeing to split all the proceeds from their musical efforts 50-50. The partnership continues to this day.

The Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

;1962 Sherry & 11 Others ;1962 Four Seasons' Greetings ;1963 Big Girls Don't Cry and Twelve Others ;1963 Ain't That a Shame and 11 Others ;1963 Folk Nanny ;1964 Born to Wander ;1964 Dawn (Go Away) and 11 Other Great Songs ;1964 Rag Doll ;1964 The Beatles Vs. The Four Seasons ;1964 Girls, Girls, Girls - We Love Girls ;1965 The 4 Seasons Entertain You ;1966 Live on Stage ;1966 Working My Way Back to You ;1966 Lookin' Back ;1966 The 4 Seasons' Christmas Album ;1968 Edizione D'oro ;1969 The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette ;1969 Peanuts ;1970 Half and Half ;1972 Chameleon ;1975 Fallen Angel ;1976 Helicon ;1981 Reunited - Live with Frankie Valli ;1985 Streetfighter ;1990 Live, Vol. 1 ;1990 Live, Vol. 2 ;1992 Hope & Glory ;1993 The Four Seasons Dance Album ;1993 Dance Album ;1994 Sherry/Big Girls Don't Cry ;1994 Sing for You ;1995 Oh What a Night ;1995 Who Loves You ;1996 Four Season with Frankie Valli

The Four Seasons is also the collective name for four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi; see The Four Seasons (Vivaldi).
The Four Seasons is also a hotel chain.