He started at a young age middle forties all in action and also had his first recording at an early age. He signed a recording contract with Cadence Records, the label of The Everly Brothers. Tillotson had until 1966 more than 25 hits in the US Top 100. At the end of the sixties took his success and since that time, he performed regularly in shows inLas Vegas. Until 2000 he toured the country.
Tillotson was also popular in Europe. In Netherlands he was best known for the hit Poetry in motion from 1961.