He grew up playing in a local band called The Opposition, before studying electronics at Chelsea College. He joined Queen in 1971.
He was the last and youngest member to join Queen. He wrote at least one song per album for the renowned band.
He married Veronica Tetzlaff on January 18, 1975 and they had six children together. He retired from the music business in 1997.
He was in Queen with Freddie Mercury.