English businessman who opened several famous nightclubs, including The Millionaire Club and Stringfellows Covent Garden. He also runs several adult clubs, such as Pure Platinum, that featured table-dancing.
He held several odd jobs during his teen years, including cinema projectionist, sailor, and photographer. His 1962 imprisonment for allegedly selling stolen goods was followed by a long-lasting career as an owner of popular nightclubs.
He opened the London disco club, Hippodrome, in 1983.
He was married three times between 1960 and 2009--to Norma Williams, Coral Wright, and Bella Stringfellow-- and had two daughters and a son.
His cabaret club, Rockafella's, hosted acts by magician Paul Daniels and comedians Mike and Bernie Winters.