American R&B singer and record producer best known for his soul hits like "Duke Of Earl" and "Groovy Situation." The "Duke of Earl" charted at #1 in both the US and UK in 1962,
He began performing in the early 1950s with groups like The Gaytones and The Dukays. He also served in the U.S. Army between 1957 and 1960.
He created a character to accompany his hit song "The Duke of Earl." He wore a cape, monocle, and top hat and carried a cane.
He grew up in Chicago, Illinois, where he first became involved in the music scene.
He collaborated with Curtis Mayfield on several recordings throughout his career.