Deep-voiced singer who sang, Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe.
He had a squeaky voice that changed during adolescence, so much so that his mother cried tears of joy at her son's maturation.
Allmusic.com credits him with being the first singer to play disco music before the 1970s disco era.
He got married to Betty Smith on November 18, 1962, and after their divorce in 1965, he married Glodean White on July 4, 1974.
Marvin Gaye was an influence on his music.