Record producer and music publisher who was nominated as Producer of the Year by the Grammys in 1970. A year later, he was honored as Billboard's Producer of the Year for the World in 1971.
He was in an R&B band called The Fairlanes and was a successful songwriter in the '50s.
He was the owner of the FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
He was born in Mississippi, raised in Alabama, and lived in Illinois for a time.
He produced music for Donny Osmond among numerous others.