Tommy DeVito (musician)

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Tommy DeVito (musician)

American musician and singer, best known as a founding member and the lead guitarist of the rock band The Four Seasons add

Category: Music

Born in 1928.

Country: United States (100%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Billboard Hot 100, Otis Blackwell

Linked to: Billboard




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Tommy DeVito was born in 1928 add something


DeVito's musical career began in the early 1950s when he formed the Variety Trio with his brother Nick DeVito and friend Hank Majewski add something


This core group performed under various names and changing lineups, including the addition in 1954 of singer Francis Castelluccio add something


The single landed Tommy his first national television appearance, when the Four Lovers appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956 add something


Their 1956 debut single, Otis Blackwell's "You're the Apple of My Eye", achieved enough national sales to appear as a minor hit on the "Billboard" Hot 100 singles chart add something


By 1960 The Four Lovers consisted of DeVito and Valli along with Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi add something


DeVito left the group in April 1970 before the album "Half and Half" was released add something


DeVito, along with fellow original Four Seasons Valli, Massi and Gaudio, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999 add something


DeVito rejoined Valli and Gaudio on stage at the 2005 Broadway opening of the documentary-style musical Jersey Boys, a Tony award winning hit chronicling the story of the group's early days add something


Times were tough for him for awhile, as he discussed in a 2009 interview with Doug Elfman in the Las Vegas Review Journal add something