Pop singer and songwriter who released the hit singles "Into the Night" and "Running Scared."
He began his music career as a songwriter, creating hit songs for Brenda Lee and others.
After his first single "Into the Night" reached #11 on the Billboard charts in 1980, a 1989 decade retrospective re-launched the song into popularity.
He was born Ruben Armand Mardones in Cleveland, Ohio; his father was from Chile. He and Jane Braemer got married in October 2011.
Chubby Checker was another singer who reached the Bilboard Top 20 twice with the same song, doing so in 1960 and 1962 with a cover of "The Twist."