English pop idol who earned top five singles with "Singing the Blues," "Water, Water," and "Neon Sign."
He was a merchant seaman before pursuing music. He began his music career in 1956 with the release of the single "Rock With the Caveman."
He used his singing career to start a successful 1960s and 1970s film career.
He married Ann Donoghue in London in 1960; the couple has a daughter named Emma.
He hosted Elvis Presley's 1958 visit to London.