Gifted with an unbelievable vocal vary, he was most widely known as the lead singer from the Motown group The Four Tops. He produced the group The Four Goals with three of his close friends in 1954. A few years later they truly became Four Tops. He was also an effective voice actor, offering his tone of voice for the film Small Store of Horrors as the alien seed Audrey II and in Captain N: THE OVERALL GAME Master as Mom Brain. He previously five children along with his wife Clineice who he wedded in 1960 and remained with until he handed down. Several popular music sector folk went to his funeral including Berry Gordy Jr.