Release of his debut single, a worldwide smash hit, "Don't Give Up on Us," on the Private Stock Records label, and which spent four weeks at #1 on the UK Singles Chart in January and February 1977, and one week at #1 on the Billboard US Hot 100 Chart in April 1977. The song also spent a week at #1 on the US Adult Contemporary ...
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People thought me a bit strange at first; a blond haired, blue-eyed Norwegian who sang Mexican folk songs, but I used it to my advantage and got a job. And so the music became my ticket to education.
Between 1977 and 1982, he recorded four albums, which included a string of major hit singles: Don't Give Up On Us, Baby; Silver Lady; and Going In with my Eyes Open. He toured extensively with his band in the USA, UK, Japan and South America.