He is a drummer born near Ipswich
in Suffolk, England
who started to play when he was 16.
In September 1969 he became a member of the band Genesis when he
replaced John Silver. He was fired after the release of the band's
second album Trespass, and the
departure of Anthony Phillips.
He was replaced by Phil Collins and many thought he had died as he
went missing, not even cashing his royalty cheque for Trespass. After
playing for some other bands he eventually moved to Australia. In 1982 he stopped performing and
went to college and became a carpenter. He is currently under negotiations
just now to get his back payments from Genesis.