Film composer, producer, and songwriter best known for his work with legendary producer Phil Spector. He also contributed keyboard beats to the Rolling Stones' hit single, "Paint it Black."
He was responsible for orchestrating the Wall of Sound for "River Deep, Mountain High" by Ike and Tina Turner.
He was raised on a farm in Newaygo, Michigan. He divorced his first wife, soul singer Gracia Ann May, in 1974.
He produced Neil Young's solo debut album.