Don Ciccone

Feb 28, 1946 – Oct 8, 2016 (Age 70)


Don Ciccone, a singer-songwriter who was a member of the Four Seasons, the Shondells, and the Critters, died Saturday, according to his daughter. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Didn't know you personally but loved you just the same! Rest in peace

USAF graduation Chanute AFB 1966.

Don and I were in the Air Force together. We were in the same class in tech school at Chanute AFB for three months. He and I were barracks commanders and we had a few special privileges, We were allowed off-base and we had later curfew hours. There was a base talent show while we were there and it was the first time I heard him really sing and play the piano. He brought the house down with his performance and won hands down. We spent a lot of time together while we there. I am posting our...

Would have loved to say "thank you, Don" for one of the most beautiful love songs ever written, "Mr. Diengly Sad." When I learned that the man who wrote and sang this incredible song was from NJ I just beamed with pride. Also enjoyed his work on "Swearin to God" with the 4 Seasons. RIP Don and bless your family.

Don played with the Critters out of Bridgewater, and I played with the Creations out of New Brunswick.I'm sure our paths must have crossed.
Keep singing on the other side.
Bruce, FL

My condolences to your family for their loss. Don was an incredibly talented man who will be missed my many.

my favorite songs of all time, our song, me and my wife. Best written song that should have reached #1
Sorry to hear about his passing.
sam shapiro (Ft. Lauderdale Fla.)

I just found out about the passing of Don & I'm devastated! Mr.Diengly Sad is to me one of the greatest songs ever written of all time.I was 11 yrs.old in the summer of 1966 & heard it for the first time & immediately fell in love with the song.I became a musician & still play that song to this day & wonder what genius came out of Don's thinking to create the whole idea.The chord changes,melody,vocal harmonies they just kill me & even 51 yrs later still sounds...

Wrote one of, if not THE, most beautiful songs to ever fill the ethers.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you Mr.Ciccone, for a wonderful memory.

Saw Don and the Critters perform many times while in High School and at Villanova. He was incredible, without a doubt, one of the most talented and underrated musicians, singers and song-writers of our generation. The musical IQ up in heaven just got a little higher with Don up there.