Created many classic commercial jingles. He inserted the cowbell into "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult.
He began writing commercial jingles in the 1960s. His clients included AT&T for whom he created the "Reach Out and Touch Someone" jingle and Meow Mix for whom he created the Meow theme.
He began singing with his parents publicly when he was four.
His cowbell addition to "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" was parodied in a "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring Christopher Walken from a 2000 appearance.