Gay Pop Music Legend and LGBT Philanthropist Bob Crewe Dies

September 12, 2014 5:10 PM

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Gay Pop Music Legend and LGBT Philanthropist Bob Crewe Dies

Bob Crewe, the songwriter and record producer behind hits by Patti LaBelle and the Four Seasons, died Sept. 11 at his home in Maine. The gay music pioneer was 83.

"He created The Four Seasons," brother Dan Crewe told the Portland Press Herald Thursday night. "But he will be remembered for the actual songs he wrote, the quality of those songs, which are now considered the standards of the rock 'n' roll era."

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