Nicholas Macioci Pop Artist

Nick Massi (born Nicholas Macioci, September 19th, 1927 - December 24th, 2000) was the bass singer and bass guitarist for the Four Seasons. He was born in Newark, New Jersey. Massi had been playing with several bands before he joined The Four Lovers in 1958, including some groups that featured future Four Lovers members Frankie Valli and Tommy DeVito. After the group evolved into the Four Seasons, they performed such hits as "Sherry," "Dawn (Go Away)," and "Rag Doll." He was responsible for most of the group's vocal arrangements. Massi left the Four Seasons in 1965 and was replaced temporarily by Charles Calello who in turn was replaced by Joe Long. Music wasn't Nick's only talent. Some of his paintings can be viewed at http://www.nickmassiart.com/1.html. He was also very talented at billiards. He succumbed to cancer on Christmas Eve in 2000 at his home in West Orange, New Jersey.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 19th, 1927
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
December 24th, 2000 at age of 73
Place of death
Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
Cause of death
Cancer

Musical acts

1.The Four Seasons Blue-eyed soul, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock, Pop music, Doo-wop, Soul music, Disco, Rock music

1960 - 1965

The Four Seasons are an American rock and pop band that became internationally successful in the 1960s. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame has stated that the group was the most popular rock band before the Beatles. Since 1970, they have also been known at times as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. In 1960, the group known as the Four Lovers evolved into the Four Seasons, with Frankie Valli as the lead singer, Bob Gaudio on keyboards and tenor vocals, Tommy DeVito on lead guitar and baritone vocals, and Nick Massi on bass guitar and bass vocals. The legal name of the organization is the Four Seasons Partnership, formed by Gaudio and Valli after a failed audition in 1960. While singers, producers, and musicians have come and gone, Gaudio and Valli remain the group's constant. Gaudio no longer plays live, leaving Valli the only member of the group from its inception who is currently touring. The Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, and joined the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. They are one of the best-selling musical groups of all time, having sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Bass guitar 1959 1960
Bass, Bass guitar 1960 September, 1965
Keyboard, Guitar, Tenor 1960 1971
Baritone, Lead guitar 1960 1970
Lead Vocals 1962 1978
Backing Vocals, Bass guitar 1965 1975
Bob Grimm
1970 1971
Demetri Callas
1971 1974
Al Ruzicka
1971 1972
Clay Jordan
March, 1972 September, 1972
Billy DeLoach
October, 1972 March, 1973
Paul Wilson
1972 1973
Keyboard 1973 1980
Don Ciccone
Lead Vocals 1974 1979
John Paiva
1975 1977
Gerry Polci
1975 1977
Rex Robinson
1979 2000
Jerry Corbetta
1980 1985
Larry Lingle
1981 1993
Lynn Hamman
1982 1988
Chuck Wilson
Drums 1982 1992
Robin Swenson
1985 1986
Howard Laravea
1986 1988
Tim Stone
1990 1997
Drums 1992 2000
1992 1996
Fino Roverato
1993 2000
Tommy Alvarado
1994 2000
1994 1995
Rich Callaci
1998 2000
Saxophone 2001 2005
Keith Hubacher
2001
Matt Baldoni
2005
Gary Melvin
2006
Jason Martinez

2.The Wonder Who? Pop rock, Popular music, Rock music

The Wonder Who? was a nom de disque of The Four Seasons for four single records released from 1965 to 1967. It was one of a handful of "names" used by the group at that time, including Frankie Valli and The Valli Boys. Wonder Who? recordings generally feature the falsetto singing by Valli, but with a softer falsetto than on "typical" Four Seasons recordings.

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