James Barry Keefer was born May 7, 1949, and by 1966 had signed a recording contract. He produced four chart singles, 1966-1967.
He is best remembered for his biggest hit, “98.6.” His music had a pop sound and had a 1950s teen idol vibe about him. “98.6” reached number seven on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart during early 1967.
His career came to a halt during 1968 when he was drafted into the army. He toured with Frank Zappa in the mid-1970s and released several singles for his label but never had any commercial success. He has continued to perform down to the present day.