But his life is nothing short of astonishing. He witnessed the last execution via guillotine in France. He fought in the Winter War in Finland in 1939. He was in the SAS in North Africa during the War. He was cousin to Ian Flemming, who tried (and failed) to get him cast as Dr. No (he had to wait until Man With The Golden Gun to play a Bond villain).
But this post is about his musical career which is nothing short of amazing. He had classical voice lessons to develop a basso profondo operatic capability. He's continued his recording career, most recently with the Symphonic Metal band Rhapsody Of Fire.
At 90 years of age, he (and they) have a new Metal album out, Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death. I think that this makes him the oldest Metal recording artist. As a matter of fact when the first Metal artists were still in diapers he was kicking Nazi ass in the SAS. The only thing that would make him more badass was if he built motorcycles or something.
And just to show that he refused to get type cast in his music (as he did somewhat in his film career), here he's getting his redneck on with Ghost Riders In The Sky. Dude - this version's sung by Dracula!