Inducted in to the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2007 using the Wrecking Team. He started doing work for radio displays as a higher school college student and toured with Horace Heidt. He was the final surviving person in the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, the music artists from the tv screen show I REALLY LIKE Lucy. He was raised in Buffalo, NY, but shifted to LA to help expand his musical profession. He collaborated with a variety of music artists and composers, including Wayne Horner.