Tommy DeVito, a founding member of the Four Seasons died on Monday night in Las Vegas. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 and left the world at the age of 92.
A post was uploaded as a joint statement by Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, other founders of the Four Season, which stated that they are in deep sadness to announce the death of Tommy DeVito, the founder of the Four Seasons.
They added that they will be there for his family in this hard time and they will support them to the fullest. You can check out their post here-
Mr. Valli, with his falsetto vocals, was the main factor, however. In an interview with the Goldmine Music Publishers in 2008, Mr. DeVito remembered that his trio frequently played at a bar in Belleville, NJ, where he would watch the play of Mr. Valli, a teenager six years older than him.
Mr. DeVito knew Mr. Valli from the neighborhood, along with the other band members, and he knew he had pipes.
Mr. Valli was part of the group from the beginning and seen the changes made in the group and how it became famous and finally became the Four Seasons. The group reached the “Sherry” charts in 1962, followed by hits including “Walk Like a Guy” (1963) and “Walk Like a Guy” (1964).
Mr. DeVito did not fully throw his hell-raised past; for one thing, he ran up debts, triggering community tensions. As some sources have said, he was either pushed out in 1970 or left because he was not in agreement with him on touring strain, as he put it.
After eight years, he quit school for small payments and continued to play in local schools, from time to time with the rule. According to him, “Jersey Boys” means he was associated in a certain way with organized crime, but this was an exaggeration for the sake of the story.