Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who played with the hard rock band Mountain.
He played with the Vagrants, a Long Island-based R&B and soul band.
VH-1 featured his group, Mountain, in their Top 100 Hard Rock Groups of All Time.
His parents' divorce led him to drop out of school and work for a Manhattan jeweler.
His group rose to stardom on the back of their cover of Otis Redding's "Respect."