Best known for his work with the British rock band
He began his music career in the early 1970s, initially performing with a group called Kilburn and the High-Roads.
He infused much of his solo and collaborative work with elements of funk music.
He was born Charles Jeremy Jankel in Middlesex, England.
During his time with Ian Dury and The Blockheads, he penned many of the band's most popular songs.