Rock singer, guitarist and songwriter most widely remembered for his 1974 hit "Smokin' in the Boys Room" as a member of Brownsville Station. After the band's breakup, he performed as a solo artist and as a backing musician for artists like Hound Dog Taylor.
As a student at Machester High School in Michigan, he played in the band Del-Tinos, who released singles from 1963 to 1966.
He co-wrote the blues instructional books Blues for Dummies and All Music Guide to the Blues.
He was survived by his wife, Jeannie.
His biggest hit, "Smokin' in the Boys Room," later became a hit for Motley Crue, led by singer Vince Neil.