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My Biography

Born:
1939 in Eastbourne, Sussex, the only child of Kathleen and William

School:
Bourne Secondary Modern

Earlier Jobs:
Bingo Caller, Club Manager, Barrow Boy in the Portobello Road
First Band:
Urchin Skiffle Band

First Professional Gig:
1955, The Panorama Espresso Lounge, Eastbourne

London Debut:
1956 Metropolitan Theatre, Edgeware Road

First Season:
1958 London Palladium in a show called Large as Life

First Acting Job:
Film extra on many films including The League of Gentlemen, The Criminal
Theatre Jobs:
Johnny the Priest, Players Theatre, London, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, I've Locked You in the Closet, Lyric Theatre, Sparpers Can't Sing, Theatre Workshop, Stratford and Criterion Theatre, London

First Record:

1962
It's All Happening, Pye Rcords
First Hit:
1968 Little Arrows, MCA Records. No.1 in 18 countries
Other releases:
Good Morning, reached No.23 in UK charts, Every Road Leads Back to You, European Flowers etc
Albums:
Little Arrows, Best of Leapy Lee, Every Road Leads Back to You
First TV Show:
1956 State Your Case, ATV. Birmingham
Other TV appearances:
Top of the Pops, The Golden Shot. The Simon Dee Show, The David Frost Shot, Sunday Night at the London Palladium, Drum Beat, Crackerjack, Blue Pete", The Lonnie Donegan Show, Stewport. etc etc
Tours:
South Africa with Sandie Shaw, South Africa with The New Seekers, Australia with Merlin Band
Marital Status:
[1] Mary, dissolved 1985, two children Kearry and Loretta
[2] Pauline, four children, Charlene, Melanie and the twins, David and Rebecca

1972-74 a black time - spent in prison ... buy the book to find out why I am not a big fan of the late Diana Dors.

Following my release I moved to Saudia Arabia as a show producer in 1976 and in 1983 moved to my present home in Mallorca where I opened a bar with Andrew Ray, son of comedian Ted Ray. It didn't last and in 1985 I started the cabaret rounds of clubs and bars in Mallorca which is what I still do today.

Between 1998 and 2001 myself and family, notably the twins in latter editions, featured prominently in the BBC television series "Passport to the Sun" fronted by, first Lisa Tarbuck, and then secondly by Nadia Sawalha.

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