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    Frankie Valli concert in Thailand axed over political unrest

    Frankie Valli concert in Thailand axed over political unrest
    Tue, January 21, 2014

    Veteran singer FRANKIE VALLI has pulled out of a concert in Bangkok, Thailand this week (begs20Jan14) over safety concerns.



    Twenty-eight people were wounded on Sunday (19Jan14) when two explosions ripped through the city as protesters continue to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

    A number of other violent clashes have also resulted in nine deaths since November (13).

    As a result of the growing unrest, promoters at BEC-Tero Entertainment PCL have axed a Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons show, scheduled for Wednesday (22Jan14).

    A statement released by Valli reads: "I am truly disappointed that I can't perform for my fans in Thailand on Jan. 22. But your safety and security are more important and really matter to me. My thoughts are with you all. I promise I will come back to perform in Thailand soon."

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    I must admit to loving the Jersey boys. A medley


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    I always think it's sad when you see these old guys, desperately trying to hold onto the fame. He's four months shy of 80......when is it enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    desperately trying to hold onto the fame
    Just trying to make a buck. Easy to do in countries where half the karaoke clubs feature your songs.

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    Shit he looks damn good for 80.

    We dont really get commercials here on cable TV but the few we do on True Visions are often for concerts by him in The Philippines or KL. At least 2 or 3 years in the last 4 they have been over.

    But I also have to admit I had heard nothing of this concert. Nothing at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I always think it's sad when you see these old guys, desperately trying to hold onto the fame. He's four months shy of 80......when is it enough?
    Probably broke....unfortunately their popularity and success came before the mandated laws of royalties and just compensation. Otherwise, old Frankie [et al] might be sitting on their laurels, retired.

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    I am so disappointed he has canceled the concert, My heart is pumping purple piss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I always think it's sad when you see these old guys, desperately trying to hold onto the fame. He's four months shy of 80......when is it enough?
    he's got a lovely set of teeth tho.
    Mine are all broken and mottled trying to suck oysters from Ho's gnarly bits,

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    Well now I have to clean beer off my keyboard. Killer line you old Isaanite you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    I always think it's sad when you see these old guys, desperately trying to hold onto the fame. He's four months shy of 80......when is it enough?
    Maybe he still loves the roar of the grease paint and the smell of the crowd. If he can still cut and the punters go home happy, I say fair play to him.
    If he can't hold a note and he just needs the money, that's a different story.
    Heart of Gold and a Knob of butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    If he can't hold a note and he just needs the money
    Crap vid but sounds good to me.


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    Cheers Norton. I am a long time fan, but his falsetto seems to have got higher if that's possible. Apart from the fact it no longer suits his aging persona he seems to be packing them in and keeping them happy.

    Crack on Frankie

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    Well that's just gone and RUINED 2014!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    his falsetto seems to have got higher if that's possible
    Yea. Probably a result of too many anti-aging hormones and face lifts.

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    I wish I hadn't watched that video...

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    Night all. Sleep well.

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    My dad pointed this out to me, thinking I was in Bangkok (haven't seen him since August)

    Although he could have avoided central Bangkok altogether if he wanted given the venue



    He looks better than Cliff Richard

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    He looks better than Pete Seeger

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    Shame really, this was the set list from Tokyo the other night


    Grease
    Dawn (Go Away)
    Tell It To the Rain
    Put your loving hands out baby
    My Eyes Adored You
    Swearin' To God
    Fallen Angel
    Save It for Me
    Call Me
    Let It Be Me
    Spanish Harlem
    My girl / Groovin
    I've Got You Under My Skin
    (Cole Porter cover)
    Stay
    Silence Is Golden
    Working My Way Back to You
    Don't You Worry 'Bout Me
    Rag Doll
    Who Loves You
    December 1963 (Oh What a Night)
    Can't Take My Eyes Off You
    Sherry
    Walk Like a Man
    Big Girls Don't Cry
    Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)

    Encore:

    Let's Hang On

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    I always think it's sad when you see these old guys, desperately trying to hold onto the fame. He's four months shy of 80......when is it enough?
    Maybe he still loves the roar of the grease paint and the smell of the crowd. If he can still cut and the punters go home happy, I say fair play to him.
    If he can't hold a note and he just needs the money, that's a different story.
    Yep, agreed. That's all they know and if they still love doing it for paying punters, so be it.

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