Pop singer who smoothly covered such hits as Tutti Frutti.
He attended three colleges before graduating.
He is a singer, but his book Twixt Twelve and Twenty, Prentice-Hall, was a best seller in the 50s.
He got married to Shirley Boone on November 7, 1953 and they had four children together.
He was one of the biggest recording artists in the 1950s, much like Elvis Presley.