Singer whose parody song, "I Want My Baby Back," received a spot on the minor Billboard Hot 100 Hits list in 1965.
He worked early in his career as a radio producer for the on-air series Country Concert.
He died of a heart attack when he was a month shy of his fortieth birthday.
He was born in Alabama and later moved to the Los Angeles, California area.
His hit song, "I Want My Baby Back," was a parody of the teenage death hit by songwriter Jeff Barry and the Shangri-Las, "Leader of the Pack."