Drummer in the British band The Dave Clark Five who had a hit with Glad All Over.
He started out by dropping out of school and becoming a stuntman.
He was drummer and leader of the second big British invasion band.
He got married to Nancy Barbato on February 4, 1939, then to Ava Gardner on November 7, 1951, then to Mia Farrow on July 19, 1966, and finally to Barbara Marx on July 11, 1976.
He wrote a musical, Time, starring David Cassidy.