Member of Smile with Brian May and Roger Taylor, which eventually became Queen after his departure and Freddy Mercury and John Deacon's arrivals. He went on to become a model maker, designer, animator, and commercials director.
He performed with the Railroaders while a student at Hampton Grammar School in the 1960s; he also co-founded the blues-rock band, 1984, which was a support act for Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. They broke up in 1968.
He co-wrote "Doing All Right" with May, which became a track on Queen's debut album from 1973.
His family was residing in Ealing, London, when he was born.
He was the chief model maker for the children's TV show Thomas the Tank Engine and also worked on the BBC's TV adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, based on the books by Douglas Adams.