R&B Motown singer, producer, and record executive who was a founder of the Moonglows. He and his wife distributed "Money (That's What I Want)" by Barrett Strong.
He formed his first band, the Crazy Sounds, in Cleveland, Ohio.
He produced the top singles "Dance (Disco Heat)" and "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)."
He was married to Dr. Carolyn Fuqua at the time of his death.
He helped jump-start Marvin Gaye's career by having him perform as an opening act.