Founder of Some Bizzare Records, which launched into stardom with such bands as Soft Cell and Depeche Mode.
He had a once-a-week gig as a DJ at a London club, where he was known for wearing strange outfits and sometimes nothing at all.
He hitchhiked across the country when he was 17 to convince the still-unknown group Soft Cell to sign with his still-unknown label.
He was engaged to actress and host Cleo Rocos, but the longtime relationship eventually ended.
His debut anthology album included the track Photographic, which was recorded by Dave Gahan and Depeche Mode.