Gravel-voiced singer who recorded "You Are So Beautiful" and is known for his flailing dance moves on stage. He won Grammy Awards for songs like "Up Where We Belong."
He was known for doing covers of popular Beatles songs, like "A Little Help From My Friends," which was featured on the popular TV show The Wonder Years.
He was influenced by the legendary Ray Charles.
He had to pay admission to get into his first gig with the group The Cavaliers.
He married Pam Baker on October 11, 1987.