Noddy Holder facts: Slade singer's age, songs, wife, children and career revealed

19 October 2023, 17:38

Noddy Holder
Noddy Holder . Picture: Getty

Noddy Holder is one of the UK's most beloved popstars.

Noddy Holder is a legendary rock singer, songwriter and actor who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Slade, one of the most successful British bands of the 1970s.

Known for his distinctive voice, flamboyant stage outfits and catchy anthems, Holder co-wrote many of Slade’s hits, including 'Merry Xmas Everybody', which has become a classic festive song.

Noddy left Slade in 1992 and pursued a career in media and entertainment, appearing in TV shows, radio programmes and commercials. He also received an MBE for his services to music in 2000.

  1. What are Noddy Holder's best known songs?

    Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize • TopPop

    As part of Slade, he scored several massive hits including:

    - 'Merry Xmas Everybody'
    - 'Coz I Luv U'
    - 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now'
    - 'Cum on Feel the Noize'
    - 'Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me'
    - 'Far Far Away'

  2. What has he done since Slade?

    As an actor, he played the schoolteacher Mr Holder in ITV sitcom The Grimleys in the late 1990s alongside Amanda Holden.

    In 2000, he had a cameo in Coronation Street, and later played a garage mechanic called Mick Bustin in Peter Kay's Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere.

    In December 2015, he appeared as a presenter on Songs of Praise, and on Christmas Day he appeared in a cameo role in Mrs Brown's Boys.

  3. Who is Noddy Holder's wife and does he have kids?

    Noddy Holder and Suzan Price
    Noddy Holder and Suzan Price. Picture: Getty

    Noddy married dress designer Leandra Russell in 1976. They had two daughters, Jessica and Charisse, and divorced in 1984.

    In 2004, he married TV producer Suzan Price. They have a son, Django (named after Django Reinhardt).

  4. How old is Noddy Holder and where was he born?

    Noddy Holder is 77 years old as of 2023.

    He was born on June 15, 1946 in Walsall, England.

    Noddy Holder’s parents were Jack Holder and Lilian Holder. His father was a window cleaner and his mother was a housewife. He also had an older sister named Patricia Holder, who was born in 1942.

  5. Where did Noddy Holder's hat come from?

    Slade. Picture: Getty

    Noddy Holder is known for his iconic 'mirror hat', which he wore when performing with Slade.

    In 2015, he revealed that it was sold to him by a young man named Freddie, who ran a market stall in Kensington.

    That Freddie apparently went on to become Freddie Mercury.

    "I got the hat off a guy in Kensington market, called Freddie," Noddy told the Guardian. "He said: 'One day I’m gonna be a big pop star like you.' I said: 'F*** off, Freddie'.”

    The hat is now "in a bank vault", and he got the idea after watching singer Lulu "with a sparkly dress, with the light bouncing off it".