One-third of the acclaimed folk-pop group Kingston Trio who also achieved solo success in the 1960s.
He made the instrumental arrangements of many of the Trio's popular works and was the only member of the three who could read music.
After leaving the Trio due to creative differences, he formed the Whiskeysill Singers, who had several popular songs.
He grew up in San Francisco, California.
Nick Reynolds was his bandmate and the guitarist for the Kingston Trio.