American jazz / rhythm and blues songwriter and musician, started his career singing in clubs, wrote lyrics to 'Time Is On My Side' for Irma Thomas
and worked with Jimi Hendrix
, Johnny Nash
and Bob Marley
who recorded over 40 of his songs. In 1969 joined The Coasters as a producer and vocalist, touring with them until 1998. As well as other stage and studio work he also teamed with Eddie Palmieri
as lead vocalist with Harlem River Drive
Born: August 12th, 1937 in Nashville, Tennesse, US.
Died: November 8th, 2011 in New York City, New York, US.