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Remnants from the Damaged Archive


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Remnants from the Damaged Archive

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It was 1971 when I first saw a live show from Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and from then onwards I must have seen another 50 or more, helped a lot by being part of the team that ran the fan club. Great days, just about to come to an end with Frankie's last UK tour. It's been a fantastic run! Sadly though, my archive of photos taken during the UK tours was badly damaged by water some years ago. There's nothing that's 100% safe, although some prints survive that could be copied, the negatives are a bit of a mess. It's good that some of my images have made their way into tour brochures. Anyway, a nostalgic look follows and some of the pictures will show all sorts of damage. Film was generally Kodak Tri-X and cameras varied. I have more recent images shot digitally, but for now I'm just showing the film ones shot in the 1970s and 1980s.

Richard Gajhate, Percussionist

Gerry Polci, drums and lead singer on "December '63"

Frankie Valli backstage

Demitri Callas, Frankie Valli, Joe Long and Clay Jordan, Sheffield Fiesta 1972

Frankie sings "Don't Think Twice" 1972

John Paiva, Don Ciccone, Gerry Polci, Frankie Valli and Lee Shapiro

Frankie Valli, Sheffield Fiesta 1972

Frankie Valli and Lee Shapiro

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