Inventor of the Lava Lamp, a novelty that became a staple in the 1960s counterculture.
He worked as a photographer during World War II and was also a pilot.
He was a naturist, founding one of the largest camps in the United Kingdom.
He had three children with his wife Marjorie. He was married a total of four times.
He took Thomas Alva Edison's idea of the light bulb to new, psychedelic heights.