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Drummer, lead singer and songwriter with The Searchers from 1962 to 1966. Formed a band called Roundabout with his brother Dave, guitarist Richie Blackmore and keyboardist Jon Lord which later evolved into Deep Purple, but long after he and Dave left the group.
Born: 26th August 1941, Oldham, Lancashire, UK
Died: on or before 28th February 2005, Aintree, Liverpool, UK