Born in the Bronx on November 17, 1942, Bob was raised in Bergenfield, N.J.
In 1958 at the age of fifteen, he attained musical fame as a member of the Royal Teens, and he co-wrote their big hit "Short Shorts."
In 1961 Bob shook hands with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were formed.
Bob wrote the Seasons' first hit, "Sherry". He and record producer Bob Crewe teamed up and wrote a string of subsequent hits for the group including "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Dawn,, "Rag Doll," "Save it For Me" as well as "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," a solo hit for Frankie Valli.