Singer and songwriter with the R&B music group The Montclairs from 1971 to 1975.
He lived in St. Louis and spent two years at Cunningham Children's Home in the 1960s.
He had the biggest hit of his career in the 1990s with "Call Me," a cover of the Aretha Franklin song.
He married singer Lillian "Tang" Tynes in 1976.
He has been featured as a vocalist on tracks by artists like Bobby Womack.