Bonnie had heard lead singer Dave Somerville may be the father of Tom Hanks, and based on the looks of the guy it would be hard to argue. Doing further research, Bonnie found that to be untrue, and suggests it's the kind of rumor that gets started because it "looks" true, whether it is or not...
Believe it or not, their launching pad was the old Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts show, forerunner to today's American Idol and its knock-offs. Somerville often used a falsetto in their songs including "Little Darlin'" and "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"
Frank Valli and the Four Seasons also featured a falsetto, with songs like "Sherry Baby, Won't You Come Out Tonight." The memory is live because in those days I could sing in a falsetto and I clearly recall singing along. Wish I could do that today, but now it's like contact sports - I watch or listen. These two performances are 47 years apart - and both worth watching. Listen to the voices maturing.
And the 2004 version -
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