|Birth name||Nicholas Macioci|
|Also known as||“mah-choch”|
|Born||September 19, 1927|
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||December 24, 2000 (aged 73)|
West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
|Associated acts||The Four Seasons|
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Nicholas “Massi” Macioci first learned to play the bass fiddle by Newark native and musician, Anthony Gaeta. As a bass singer, 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 September 1965, and was replaced temporarily by Charles Calello who, in turn, was replaced by Joe Long.
Massi died of cancer on December 24, 2000, at his home in West Orange, New Jersey.
- "Nick Massi". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- Nick Massi at AllMusic
- Nick Massi on IMDb
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