Pop singer who scored a #1 hit single with "Take Good Care of My Baby" in 1961. His band had to step in for the great Buddy Holly on the day the singer died in a tragic plane crash.
He recorded his first single, "Suzie Baby," at age sixteen.
He has had thirty-eight Billboard Hot 100 chart hits.
He married Karen Bergen in December 1963; the couple had five children named Thomas, Jefferey, Robert, and Jennifer.
He was bandmates with Bob Dylan very early in his career.