Popular R&B musician who wrote many hit songs performed by others and had his very own hit album Dream Gal in 1953. He composed the song Globe Angel, the very first reputable crossover R&B strike, which he stated was inspired by way of a neighboring youthful white girl. His rising profession was paused after he was drafted in to the U.S. Military. After his come back, a head-on car collision finished his lifestyle. He was created in San Antonio, Tx, and transferred to LA with his family members when he was five. He and Sam Cooke had been contemporaries.