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Bob Crewe dies at 83; songwriter behind Frankie Valli, Four Seasons
Bob Crewe dies at 83; songwriter behind Frankie Valli, Four Seasons

Bob Crewe — the songwriter and producer behind dozens of hits, including standards like "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," which boosted Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons into pop posterity — died Thursday in Scarborough, Maine. He was 83. Crewe, a four-decade resident of Los Angeles, had been in worsening health since injuring his brain in a fall four years ago. In 2011 he moved to Maine to be closer to his brother, Dan Crewe, who confirmed his death. With no formal music training, Crewe parlayed natural talents into a long and successful career, helping to advance the fortunes not only of...

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