Grew up in Palos Heights, Chicago.
Songwriter - producer Cory Wade brought him to prominence.
Released four albums between 1977 - 1984.
His biggest solo hits are "Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me", "Dance With Me", "Stargazer" and "They Only Come Out At Night".
His most commercially successful composition is "Material Girl" which was a hit in 1985 for Madonna.
In the late 80's after a Tinnitus symptom in his ears, he gave up music business.