With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of The Year and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on showbiz for his first love of music and live performance.
4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 3 stage plays, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits says it all.
He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson's best-seller 'The Road To Little Dribbling', his Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by the BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland and his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions.
He supported Robin Williams at The London Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in the USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen's Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues.
Yes, after 50 years he's still doing what he loves.