b. Durham, NEW YORK, USA. Herndon was raised with gospel performing story Shirley Caesar in NEW YORK before enrolling at Hillside SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. He remained friends with Caesar, and she quickly asked him to become listed on the Caravans as vocalist and pianist when she became a member of that group in the past due 50s. From 1959-67 he travelled and documented using the Caravans throughout a period many consider to become their peak. Like a part-time diversion he also founded his personal gospel group, the Wright Unique, in Detroit, and caused Motown Information designer Kim Weston, providing as her music group head, pianist and arranger. Even more infrequently, he also collaborated with Aretha Franklin. Through the past due 60s and early 70s he furthermore embarked by himself solo career, launching a succession of top quality albums for Light Information, the best which many contend to become Nobody NEVERTHELESS, YOU.