Bassist for The Four Seasons, the group known for songs like "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Sherry."
He was classically trained musician who learned from the bassist of the New York Philharmonic, but he switched to an electrical bass after sustaining a severe hand injury.
He performed with a few rock 'n' roll bands in New Jersey before playing with The Four Seasons.
He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
He worked with Bob Gaudio through The Four Seasons.