Musical innovator known for such hits as "Hello It's Me," "I Saw the Light," and "Bang the Drum All Day." He was a pivotal figure in power pop in the 1970's and 1980's.
He left a relatively successful small band to start up his own garage band Nazz.
He produced and played lead guitar on
He married Michele Gray on June 22, 1998, and they had one child together. He helped raise
In the 1990's, he toured with former Beatles member Ringo Starr.