He was a bass player from the United States who had
begun in music by performing on the drums. He changed to the bass and when he
was 13 years old he became a member of the group Boundaries. With them he saw a modicum of
success with the minor hit record “Raving Mad”.
He went on to work as a sideman for several artists
and was also a member of Seven and Steppenwolf. The acts he performed with included
Albert Collins, Mac Davis, Lou Rawls, Helen Reddy, Carla Thomas and Wolfman
He became a member of the group Three Dog Night in
1973 as a replacement for Joe Schermie. He remained with them for two years
appearing on several of their hit records and the albums Coming Down
Your Way and Hard Labor.
After having suffered depression he died in 1996 when
he was just 47 years old.