Country music artist who was popular during the 1960s and 1970s with songs like "Yes, Mr. Peters," which reached #1.
He wanted to be a baseball player when he was a child and did not take an interest in music until 1950, when he performed on a Georgia radio station.
He once worked as a disc jockey for a radio station.
His mother was a church organist and introduced him to music at an early age.
His song "Red, Red Wine" was written by Neil Diamond.