American-born singer who gained U.K. fame with the singles Morning Dew and Hey Joe in the 1960s and 1970s.
He served in the U.S. Air Force before joining his first band, The Singing Strings.
He also released multiple albums in the 1960s with the folk group The Big Three.
He was raised by a single mother, Mary, and did not have any children.
He performed on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1962.