Famous the world over as the lead singer of popular doo-wop group The Skyliners. He rose to fame for penning their popular single "Since I Don't Have You" in 1959, and would sing with the group until his death in October 2017.
He found fame with his group The Skyliners' eponymous debut album released in 1958.
His single "Since I Don't Have You" was used in the 1973 classic film American Graffiti by director George Lucas. He and The Skyliners scored another hit with a cover of "Pennies from Heaven" in 1960 before splitting in 1983.
He was originally born and raised in the Knoxville neighborhood of Pittsburgh.