(1975) Reached #5 in the UK singles chart with "Funky Moped" (its high chart position has been attributed to its B-side, "The Magic Roundabout", a parody of a popular children's TV show)
5' 11" (1.80 m)
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Birmingham, as the centre of the country, indeed the universe, should play a big part in the World Cup 2018, so I'm all for making sure we help bring international football into our city and region. (On backing England's bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup)
In 1995, to celebrate the centenary of the university, he was awarded the Aston University Centennial Medal along with Sir Adrian Cadbury, Mr Douglas Ellis, Lord Howell of Aston Manor, Mrs Anne Kenrick, Mr Chris Oakley and Mr Robert Taylor.
Strong Birmingham (Brummie) accent