His mother, a Scottish immigrant, is a classcally-trained pianist.
Has 2 older brothers, Marc, an attorney and Peter, a graphic artist.
Started composing songs and was in his first band, "The Clan", at the age of 14.
By 16, he was through with his band, period. Spent a lot of time sitting on a bluff beside the Illnois River singing Gordon Lightfoot tunes. He was more interested in painting and did some theater in high school.
After his death, Jill Greulich (nee Anderson) revealed herself as the ex-girlfriend referred to in "Same Auld Lang Syne". They ran into each other in December 1975, while visiting their respective families in Peoria.