Singer, composer, and songwriter who released the hit "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" and has won multiple Grammy Awards.
Allmusic.com credits him with being the first singer to play disco music before the 1970s disco era.
Marvin Gaye was an influence on his music.
He had a squeaky voice that deepened during adolescence, so much so that his mother cried tears of joy at her son's maturation.
He married Betty Smith on November 18, 1962; after their divorce in 1965, he married Glodean White on July 4, 1974.