Nick Massi

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Nick Massi
Birth name Nicholas Macioci
Born (1927-09-19)September 19, 1927
Newark, New Jersey
United States
Died December 24, 2000(2000-12-24) (aged 73)
West Orange, New Jersey
United States
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts The Four Seasons Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Nicholas Macioci (September 19, 1927 – December 24, 2000), known as Nick Massi, was an American bass singer and bass guitarist for the Four Seasons.


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 and Four Seasons 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.

Massi, Tommy DeVito, Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio—the original members of The Four Seasons—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990[1] and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.[2]

Massi died of cancer on Christmas Eve in 2000, at his home in West Orange, New Jersey at the age of 73.[3]


  1. ^ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame entry for "The Four Seasons".
  2. ^ Vocal Group Hall of Fame entry for "The Four Seasons".
  3. ^ "Nick Massi, Low Man in the Four Seasons, Dies at 73". The New York Times. Associated Press. January 8, 2001. Nick Massi, a member of the Four Seasons who handled bass vocals and vocal arrangements throughout the band's glory days, died on Dec. 24 in West Orange, N.J. He was 73. ... 

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