I have the fondest memories of Tommy , Frank and the group as my brother Steve and I were concert promoters from 1966-1970. During that time and thereafter, we did over 30 concerts with Tommy and the group who were the " Class of The Pop Field " during that era and still are ! I particularly remember Tommy with that bright smile and mischevious twinkle in his eye coming out of a private dressing room discussion at Intermission with a heated and loud exchange between them , but when they emerged out from the dressing room they were ALL Smiles led by Tommy and that certain twinkle in his eyes. Another memorable moment was in Knoxville , Tennessee where the group attended a party for orphaned children on campus at The University of Tennessee prior to the concert. Tommy, Frank, Joe Long and Bob Gaudio were all very touched by those children and they invited the entire orphanage ( 117 kids) to come to their concert that night at the Coliseum. Tommy told me to have seats set up in front of the front row where they could do their best to entertain those kids and give them the time of their lives that they would never forget . Just a few fond memories from those memorable times. Since those days I have kept up with them and have followed their careers as they have evolved to date. My deepest Sympathy goes out to Tommy's family , friends and loved ones during this most difficult time and may his wonderful spirit and soul rest in peace.