Some of the career highlights:
*”At This Moment” #1 January, 1987, exposed on NBC’s Family Ties
*1st hit record: “Storybook Children” duet with Judy Clay, Atlantic Records, 1967.
*2013 Grammy Win: Best Album Notes for the Ray Charles box set “Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles”.
*1st solo hit: “With Pen In Hand”, Atlantic, 1968.
*1st hit as a songwriter: “Mean Old World Ricky Nelson”, 1965.
*1st #1 as a songwriter: “I Really Got The Feeling”, Dolly Parton, 1979.
*1st Biggest selling song: At This Moment” thanks to Michael Buble’s CD “Crazy Love”, over eight million sold so far – and still going strong!
*2nd Biggest selling song: “Papa Come Quick (Jody & Chico)” on Bonnie Raitt’s “Luck of the Draw” – over 5 million to date.
*1st acting role: as Pinky Carruthers in
“The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai”
*1st #1 as a record producer: Lou Rawls’s Grammy-nominated “At Last”
*Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame near Capitol Records building.
*Peabody Award for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting.
*Noted music historian / has produced over 200 reissue albums.