Longtime pianist with Costs Haley & His Comets, which he helped Haley within 1949. He started using Haley as the group was still known as the Saddlemen, but as their design evolved beyond nation and traditional western music, they understood a name transformation was to be able. He performed piano on a lot more than 40 information, including the traditional Rock Night and day from 1954. He was among the just members from the Comets who was simply in a position to read sheet music. He was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, within a musical family members. His uncle acquired used John Philip Sousa’s music group. He contributed towards the soundtrack from the 1973 film American Graffiti starring Chocolate Clark.