Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and “The Wrecking Crew.”
Was in the house band for Shindig! and the T.A.M.I. Show.
As a session man, recorded with everyone from Frank Sinatra to The Byrds to B.B. King to The Rolling Stones.
Wrote “This Masquerade,” “Tight Rope,” and “Superstar.” His song, “A Song For You” has been recorded by over 40 artists, including Donny Hathaway, Willie Nelson, and Amy Winehouse.