“We send our love to his family in the most difficult times. Everyone who loves him will miss him,” read part of the message.
With Joe Long, the guys started quadruple in 1960, and they became known for their chirps and falsettos. DeVito and Valli had actually been together since 1954 when the band started.
During their time together, the band achieved four number one singles including “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like A Man” and “Raj Doll”.
DeVito was born on June 19, 1928 in Belleville, New Jersey, the youngest of nine children. He taught himself how to play the guitar and started playing from the age of eight.
His last album was a string of Italian folk songs that he recorded and released in 2006.
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