Known for Within the Wee Little Hours from the Morning hours, Any Day Right now, and Our Day time Will Come, that was a 1963 #1 strike for Ruby & the Romantics. He began like a lyricist in Tin Skillet Alley, where he published The Coffee Track, his first achievement, when he was 28. He was posthumously inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity in 1983. He wedded Jacqueline Dalya. He caused Jule Styne, Mort Garson, Carl Sigman, and Burt Bacharach.