Jazz drummer and singer Grady Tate got his start with Quincy Jones band back in the 1960's. He later recorded the somber ballad Suicide is Painless for the M*A*S*H* movie.
Shortly afterwards, Tate and the late Ray Charles would be the most recognizable voices behind the funky Saturday morning cartoons for Gen Xers. Eventually, this would lead the popular jazzman to a second career in education. Read more about Mr. Tate's life here.