EMI record producer who worked on several recordings by The Beatles and released his own hit songs, like U.K. #2 hit "Don't Let It Die."
He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II as a glider pilot and then joined EMI, where he worked on approximately 100 Beatles songs.
He had a U.S. #1 hit with "Cash Box" and his cover of Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Who Was It?" reached the U.K. top twenty-five.
He was born in Edmonton, Middlesex in England.
John Lennon nicknamed him "Normal" for his constant coolheadedness.