Prolific pianist and singer who released more than one hundred singles and seventy albums. His most successful single was 1937's "The Lady is a Tramp," which went Gold.
He started playing piano at age four and first worked as a professional as a member of the band lead by Benny Goodman.
His eightieth year in show business was celebrated with a special concert held in Essex in 2013.
He was married five times and had a total of seven children.
He sang "Fly Me to the Moon" on Jools Holland's Hootenanny on December 31st, 2011.