Nick Massi, Original Member of Four Seasons Pop Group
Nick Massi, 73, an original member of the vocal group the Four Seasons who handled bass vocals and vocal arrangements throughout the band’s glory days. The longtime resident of West Orange, N.J., performed with several bands before joining Frankie Valli in a group called the Four Lovers. By 1961, the group had evolved into the Four Seasons. Massi remained with the group until 1965, when he grew tired of touring, Valli said. Massi performed on hits such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Rag Doll,” which friends said was his favorite Four Seasons song. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. On Sunday of cancer in West Orange, N.J.