Known for such rhythm & blues hits as "Let's Start Love Over" and "I've Been a Fool For You," this popular vocalist was also briefly the frontman of the hit disco group the Village People.
After studying violin at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, he became a bassist, flautist, and keybord player with the United States Air Force Band.
He co-produced, wrote songs for, and provided backing music for Teddy Pendergrass's popular 1980s album, Joy.
He fathered a daughter named Asia and a son named Miles II.
He and jazz musician Eric Gale toured together in the early 1980s.