Blues and rock drummer known for his work with the bands Bad Company and Free. Also a songwriter, he released a solo album entitled Seven Rays of Hope.
He left school at age seventeen to pursue a career in music, playing early in his career with bands like Black Cat Bones.
He admired the music of Aretha Franklin.
He had two daughters with his wife Lorraine Kirke.
He toured with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.