Former guitarist and songwriter for rock band REO Speedwagon from 1970 to 1989.
He was a local guitarist in Peoria, Illinois, writing material that went on to become REO Speedwagon's catalog.
Though best known as a guitarist, he was featured as a vocalist on several REO Speedwagon tracks, including "(Only A) Summer Love."
He was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois.
He and lead singer Kevin Cronin experienced great success with REO Speedwagon.