|Birth Day||December 1, 1933|
|Birth Place||Chicago, IL|
|Age||87 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jan 6, 2006 (age 72)|
He met Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield while playing in local groups around Chicago.
Frank Sinatra lauded his singing voice.
He married Lana Jean Taylor in 1963, then to Ceci in 1989, and then to Nina Malek Inman in 2004.
He performed at Ronald Reagan's presidential inauguration in 1985.