Founding Member Of 60's Pop Group, The Four Season, Tommy DeVito Is Dead
Founding member of US pop group in the 60's, The Four Season, Tommy DeVito is dead after contracting covid-19.
Founding member of US pop group the Four Seasons, Tommy DeVito is dead. He died at the aged 92 after contracting Covid-19.
His death was announced by two other founding members of the group, Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, who said he would be missed by all who loved him.
DeVito teamed up with Valli in 1956 and four years later they formed the Four Seasons with Gaudio and Nick Massi. Their hits included Oh What a Night, Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, and Walk Like a Man.
DeVito, in 1979 quitted the band after he disclosed that, he was tired of touring. The Four Seasons was one of the most successful "doo-wop" bands of the 1960s and their story formed the inspiration for the award-winning musical Jersey Boys.
After breaking through in the '60s with pop hits, they had an unsuccessful attempt at psychedelic pop and then moved on to a more Motown sound which eventually led to Valli enjoying a solo career.
DeVito, who was born in Belleville, New Jersey, died on Monday in Las Vegas after being admitted to the hospital. DeVito was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Four Seasons were inducted into the hall in 1990.