Bob Crewe has died. The much admired dancer, singer, manager, record producer and fine artist and successful songwriter of great hits such as Walk Like A Man, Rag Doll, Silence Is Golden and more leaves us with many great memories. He has many music fans which are mourning one of the loss of the 60s and 70s great songwriting talents, he passed away this week, according to Reuters, Crewe’s brother had broken the news of his death on Saturday.
Crewe, who grew up in Belleville, New Jersey, started writing in the 1950s after he decided to quit the Parsons School of Design in New York where he had studied to become an architect
He met the future members of The Four Seasons in the early 60s, when he was already an established singer and model. 1962 saw him produce their first single, Sherry.
His brother and former business partner Dan Crewe explained that Bob died on Thursday at a nursing home in Scarborough. The cause of death has been put down as complications from a fall Crewe suffered years ago. Apparently the musician and songwriter had been in pain since the accident and his life had become increasingly tough since the accident.
“He had a wonderful career and I’m sorry he has passed, but I’m glad he’s out of his discomfort,” said Crewe. “He was not able to function, and for a guy who was so creative, it was not an easy life.”