Recording artist well known for his sixties dance songs "The Twist" and "Limbo Rock."
He was classmates with 50s pop singer Fabian. He recorded music for Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
His song "The Twist" was in the Hot 100 in 2008, as well as in the year it was first heard, 1958.
He married Catharina Johanna Lodders on April 12, 1964 and they raised three daughters, Mistie, Ilka, and Bianca, and one son, Shan.
He imitated Elvis Presley, among other personalities, for a Christmas jingle recording.