Singer-songwriter considered one of the most popular rock artists before the British Invasion. He is known for singles like 1961's "Runaround Sue."
He honed his singing talents as a performer on street corners and in Bronx clubs.
He was enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
His father was a vaudeville performer named Pasquale.
He performed his hit "The Wanderer" alongside Simon & Garfunkel's Paul Simon at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concert in 2009.