Born on 25.08.1947 in Wilson County, North Carolina
Died on 22.02.2010 in Memphis Tennessee
In 1968 he formed his frst group were Jonah & The Whales in Memphis, Tennessee.
He was most famous for his 1981 platinum hit single, “Don’t Stop the Music,” popularized by Yarbrough & Peoples.
He was a singer and band director for the The Drifters, lead guitarist for the legendary group The Temptations, and song writer for Burt Bacharach, Aretha Franklin, Rose Royce, etc.