At 17 years old, he wrote his first song, "Without Him." Elvis Presley recorded it in 1963, and within a year, 126 artists had recorded his songs.
In the secular world, he played and/or socialized with Eric Clapton, Elton John, Alvin Lee, Billy Joel, Duane Allman, Berry Oakley, Little Richard, the Who, Yes, Ten Years After, Rick Derringer, Traffic, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Charlie Daniels, Tina Turner, Willie Nelson, Mick Fleetwood, Mountain, ZZ Top, and Grand Funk Railroad.
He founded the Christian rock band Mylon and Broken Heart in 1981. In 1988 they received a Grammy for Best Gospel Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus for their album Crack the Sky. Over the next ten years, they received two Dove Awards. H… Go to person page >
Translator: Joan Larie Sutton
Joan Larie Sutton (nee Riffey) was born in Louisville, KY but lived most of her life in Brazil with her missionary parents. She began the study of violin at the age of ten, continuing her studies at Baylor University. She earned a Masters Degree in sacred music at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. She married William Boyd Sutton and together they worked in Brazil. She translated many hymns into Portuguese.… Go to person page >