Known for his work with the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, this popular R&B session drummer also recorded with Bill Withers, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and Paul McCartney, among other prominent musicians.
Early in his career, he played with a funk band called Dyke and the Blazers.
He had a cameo role in the 2009 Adam Sandler film Funny People.
He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.
He played drums on several Beck Hansen albums, including Morning Phase and Sea Change.