Rest In Peace Mr. Joe Long


Frankie Valli (Left) and Joe Long (Right) [October 21, 2007]

It is with a heavy heart that we are sharing the sad news that long-time Four Seasons' member Joe Long has passed away.   He will be missed deeply by his family, friends, and fans.  The Jersey Boys Fan Podcast attended several events where Joe was present, and he was always very approachable, and willing to discuss his passion for music.  Unfortunately we were never able to sit down for an interview.


Coverage of his passing was reported in: FoxNews,,, NJ 101.5, Yahoo,,, AmoMama,, and

John Lloyd Young's By Request Coming Soon! -- Saturday, May 1, 2021

JLY By Request

John Lloyd Young (Tony and Grammy Award-winner) will be returning on Saturday, May 1, 2021 with John Lloyd Young By Request: Live From Las Vegas, an up close and personal concert of songs chosen entirely by fans and ticket holders. 

The 75-minute livestreamed pay-per-view concert will include favorites from  John’s popular repertoire of classic R&B, rock, doo-wop, Broadway, and of course, Jersey Boys.  

The May 1 concert will begin at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT and will be hosted by

It will also be available for purchase OnDemand  for one week following the live event.  

The virtual VIP after-party will begin at 10:45 PM ET/7:45 PM  PT and include a very special bonus post-show where John and his long-time music director Tommy Faragher will workshop requests for brand-new songs fans have been wishing to hear him sing.  

There will be several opportunities leading up to the live event to make requests known, including at and on John’s social media channels (Twitter: @GenuineJLY, Instagram: @johnlloydyoung, and the JLY Facebook fan page: John Lloyd Young Friends).


John Lloyd Young's Vegas Holiday Concert


Jersey Boys' Tony Award Winner John Lloyd Young is presenting a virtual online streaming Vegas Holiday Concert with Musical Director Thomas Faragher.

Expect songs from Roy Orbison, Smokey Robinson, Little Anthony, some Jersey Boys, and a good dose of holiday classics.

The 75 minute live stream will be presented on December 4, 2020 at 6pm PT.  And you will have access to playback the show OnDemand for one week after the live event.

You can BUY TICKETS via this link.

You can also check out some great photos of John on his website.

Tommy DeVito - The Original Four Seasons - Passes Away

Tommy_Devito_and_SDH-COLLAGE (1)Tommy DeVito of The Four Seasons has passed away. 

To be totally honest, he was my favorite. 

I loved his story in the Jersey Boys, and how Christian Hoff played him in La Jolla, CA  at the La Jolla Playhouse, and then on Broadway. And Devin May's performance in Las Vegas was amazing.

I also really connected with him during the several times I had the distinct pleasure to be in his company. He was a gentleman, considerate, and passionate about caring for those closest to him.  

I consider my interview with him with my wife Christy to be a special moment in music and podcast history.

Rest in peace Mr. DeVito.

Here are some news sources reporting on Tommy's passing (some of the photos posted in these articles are awesome):


JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #076 - Movie Review & Interviews

Today's podcast covers our first impression review of the Jersey Boys Movie, a fan's interview of the Movie, and interviews recently published with Movie cast members.
Song segments played in this podcast includes:

You can get all the latest news about Jersey Boys at the Jersey Boys Blog. If you want to see Jersey Boys the musical then check out Jersey Boys Info (Broadway, Tour, London, etc).

 Listen! (Size: 30.9-MBs, Time: 44m31s)

JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #075 - Movie Interviews & Press Conference

Today's podcast covers:
 Song segments played in this podcast include:

You can get all the latest news about Jersey Boys at the Jersey Boys Blog. If you want to see Jersey Boys the musical then check out Jersey Boys Info (Broadway, Tour, London, etc).

 Listen! (Size: 32.7-MBs, Time: 47m08s)

JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #074 - Movie, News & Interview with John Gardiner

Today’s Jersey Boys Podcast examines the new Jersey Boys Movie trailer & poster (IMDB), news, and an interview from our vault with Jersey Boys cast member John Gardiner.  The podcast starts off with a "fan thank you" intro from Daniel Reichard.


Links mentioned in this podcast include:

You can get all the latest news about Jersey Boys at the Jersey Boys Blog. If you want to see Jersey Boys the musical then check out Jersey Boys Info (Broadway, Tour, London, etc).

The music samples played in this podcast come from: Off Seasons: Criminally Ignored Sides from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (with  “Big Man's World”); John’s CD “The Way We Weren’t”; and Jersey Boys Musical CD (with “Backup Sessions”).

 Listen! (Size: 19.8-MBs, Time: 21m16s)

JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #073 - Review of John Lloyd Young's (JLY) Return To Broadway & Interview With Nikka Wahl

Jersey-Boys-Podcast-073This podcast includes: a quick review of the current news related to the Jersey Boys Musical (see show notes prep for links); Christy's review of Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young (JLY) return to Jersey Boys Broadway playing the role Frankie Valli; and an interview from our archive with Jersey Boys Las Vegas cast member Nikka Wahl.

Song segments played in this podcast:

 Listen! (Size: 32.2-MBs, Time: 34m47s)

Prep Notes for Jersey Boys Podcast #073 - News, Reviews, Music, Etc ...

Currently making preparations for putting out a new podcast. As we work on the production, we will update this blog post with the latest info.

The main focus: review of John Lloyd Young's (JLY) return to Broadway; updates on news (remember the best place is the Jersey Boys Blog); a cast member "vault" interview from a Jersey Boys Las Vegas visit; and a bunch of music samples (including a medley from JLY new album & "Stay").

Current Jersey Boys news:

Current Four Seasons news:

Midtown Men news:

JLY Medley @ end of the podcast (suggestions):

  • From Linda: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me; Since I Fell for You; & Hey There, Lonely Girl
  • From Carolyn: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me; Since I Fell for You; & Hey There, Lonely Girl
  • Buy the new album on iTunes


JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #072 - Interview With Peter Saide Plus News Updates

JBP-PeterSadie Today's Jersey Boys Podcast is an interview from the archives (recorded August 2010) with Peter Saide who was at the time of the recording and also when we are publishing this podcast playing the lead role of Bob Guadio with the Jersey Boys Las Vegas company.  This podcast also includes news about: Jersey Boys Tour News (Ohio);  The MidTown Men's upcoming show in San Diego, CA (Sycuan) ; and Austrailia and New Zealand News from BroadWayWorld.

 Listen! (Size: 17.8-MBs, Time: 18m55s)

Song samples included in this podcast (thanks to Rhino Records): "Sunday Kinda Love" [Cast CD], The Sun Ain't Going To Shine (Anymore) [Anthology]; and Working My Way Back To You [Cast CD].

P.S. Thanks to John Lloyd Young for the podcast introduction!