Raspy rock vocalist who released over 60 hit singles and, in 2008, was named the 17th most successful artist on the The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists.
He worked as a newspaper delivery boy and a gravedigger. He left school when he was fifteen and sought out a career as a footballer until he was rejected.
In, 2006 he won a Grammy Award for the best Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Stardust...The Great American Songbook Volume III. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.
He married Alana Stewart on April 6, 1979, Rachel Hunter on December 15, 1990, and Penny Lancaster on June 16, 2007. He has a total of eight children, four daughters, named Kimberly, Ruby, Sarah and Renee, and four sons, named Sean, Liam, Alastair and Aiden.
He was part of the British invasion along with John Lennon and The Beatles.