Photo by Jill Ann Spaulding/FilmMagicBob Crewe, the songwriter and producer who co-wrote many of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons‘ hits, died on Tuesday at the age of 83. According to a message on his official website, Crewe passed away peacefully in Scarborough, Maine, with his brother Danny by his side.

Among the many classic Four Seasons tunes Crewe co-wrote were “Walk Like a Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Dawn (Go Away)” and “Let’s Hang On,” and he also had a hand in writing such Valli solo hits as “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” and “My Eyes Adored You.” He frequently collaborated with Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio. Prior to the start of his long collaboration with the group, he penned the lyrics to the tune “Silhouettes” by The Rays.

Crewe also co-wrote such memorable songs as LaBelle‘s “Lady Marmalade,” The Walker Brothers‘ “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels‘ “Jenny Take a Ride.”

Later in life, Crewe focused on his passion for sculpture and painting. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992.

Crewe’s music was introduced to a whole new generation thanks to the massively successful Broadway musical Jersey Boys, which dramatizes the story of Valli and the Four Seasons. Bob wrote the lyrics for the production which won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Anyone interested in making donations in Crewe’s name are asked to give to the Maine College of Art Scholarship Fund, the University of Southern Maine School of Music Scholarship Fund or The Frannie Peabody Center of Portland, Maine.

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