With the Silver Bullet Band, he recorded the original Turn the Page.
He was a track and field athlete during high school.
Most of his songs have to do with blue-collar themes and are considered to be heartland rock.
He got married to Renee Andrietti in 1968, then to Annette Sinclair on November 8, 1987, and then to Juanita Dorricott on July 10, 1993.
He, like most rock n' rollers, was inspired by Elvis Presley.