1937 – Born on the 22nd of April in Chicago.
1955 – He moved to Los Angeles with ambitions of becoming a Jazz Saxophonist.
1964 – He was organized the music for The T.A.M.I. Show television special.
1967 – He collaborated with Young on some of his most commercially successful solo recordings.
1979 – He was suffered increasingly from Depression and Substance Abuse problems.
1980 – He began to concentrate more on film music rather than pop music.
1982 – He won the Academy Award for Best Song for co-writing "Up Where We Belong".
1983 – He married Canadian/Native American folk singer/songwriter, Buffy Sainte-Marie.
2000 – He died on the 25th of August in Los Angeles.