Who Is Bob Crewe?

Bob Crewe (born Robert Stanley Crewe, November 12, 1930) is well-known as a hit songwriter and singer, record producer and fine artist. His career ranks among the most varied, successful, and innovative in pop music history. Bob is known for producing, and co-writing with Bob Gaudio, a string of Top 10 singles for The Four Seasons. In 1985, Crewe was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

As a songwriter, his most successful songs included “Silhouettes” (co-written with Frank Slay); “Big Girls Don’t Cry“, “Walk Like a Man“, “Rag Doll“, “Silence Is Golden“, “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)“, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Bye, Bye, Baby” (all co-written with Gaudio); “Let’s Hang On!” (written with Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell); and “My Eyes Adored You” and “Lady Marmalade” (both co-written with Kenny Nolan). He also had hit recordings with the Rays, Diane Renay, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Freddy Cannon, Lesley Gore, Oliver, Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Patti LaBelle, Barry Manilow, and his own Bob Crewe Generation.

Since 2005 Crewe has been featured as a supporting character in Jersey Boys, the multiple Tony Award-winning, long-running Broadway musical (later a film) based on the story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons that has gone on to become an international hit. Crewe is credited as the show’s lyricist.