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Songwriter Bob Crewe dies at 83

Bob Crewe, co-writer of Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, Big Girls Don't Cry and many other pop hits, has died. He was 83.

Crewe's brother, Dan Crewe, said today in an email that the producer, songwriter and Jersey Boys lyricist died on September 11 in Scarborough, Maine. The cause of death was unavailable.

The New Jersey-born Crewe co-wrote a number of memorable hits before helping put together The Four Seasons and meeting future collaborator Bob Gaudio.

Songs written by the two helped The Four Seasons define an era in music with hits like Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, and Frankie Valli's solo hit Can't Take My Eyes Off of You.

Crewe was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992.


From Belfast Telegraph