Frontman for The Pharaohs who all sang on 1960s strikes want “Wooly Bully” and “Lil Crimson Traveling Hood.” He became a member of the U.S. Navy where he was referred to as Big Sam. He was known for his uncommon style of outfit, including a robe and a turban. He also drove a hearse. He was wedded to Louise Smith from 1959 to 1968. He performed guitar within a music group with Mexican vocalist Trini Lopez.