He is a country music singer-songwriter born in Detroit,
Michigan who was playing guitar
professionally by the time he was 10 years old. After he left college he wanted to
become a Hollywood stuntman but worked with Dick
Clark's Caravan of the Stars
instead as a promoter and emcee and during his time with them he also
became the road manager and bodyguard for Herman's Hermits. He moved first to California and
then to Nashville and began to write and record. His first single in 1968,
"Color Blind" failed but in 1974 he had a minor hit with
"Throw Away the Pages".
In 1976 he hit the Top 20 with his re-recording of "Twenty
Four Hours from Tulsa"
and from 1978 to 1979 he had four back-to-back Top 10 singles. His last chart single was
"Don't Leave Me Lonely Loving You" in 1983.
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