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Along with the Broadway play, the new film Jersey Boys highlights Bob Gaudio's role in The Four Seasons: writing most of the group's hits. In the movie, John Lloyd Young stars as Frankie Valli (left), Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio (second from left), Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito (second from right), and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi (right). Keith Bernstein/AP hide caption

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How The Four Seasons Clashed, Dealt With The Mob And Made Lasting Hits

Bob Gaudio wrote most of The Four Seasons' hits, some of which are compiled in a new anthology. He tells Fresh Air about the band's history, including why its songs had some "anger" in them.

Along with the Broadway play, the new film Jersey Boys highlights Bob Gaudio's role in The Four Seasons: writing most of the group's hits. In the movie, John Lloyd Young stars as Frankie Valli (left), Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio (second from left), Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito (second from right), and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi (right). Keith Bernstein/AP hide caption

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How The Four Seasons Clashed, Dealt With The Mob And Made Lasting Hits

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Down the Hall Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Beggin' The Four Seasons
Walk Like a Man Frankie Valli
Who Loves You Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Wall Street Village Day Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) Frankie Valli

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