Punk rock and new wave vocalist whose 1982 single "Steppin' Out" became a top 10 hit. Throughout his career he released more than fifteen studio albums and earned five Grammy Award nominations.
He began playing music in piano bars at the age of 16.
In 1999, he published an autobiography titled A Cure For Gravity.
He was married to a woman named Ruth for two years.
He collaborated with Suzanne Vega on the single "Left of Center."