Drummer best known as a longtime member of the rock band Slade. He co-wrote many of their biggest hits, including 1972's "Look Wot You Dun."
He was an amateur boxer who worked as a metallurgist.
In July 1973, he survived a near-fatal car accident which left him in a coma for six days.
He married a Danish woman named Hanna.
He has been bandmates in Slade with multi-instrumentalist Jim Lea.