Marty Wilde, MBE (born Reginald Leonard Smith; 15 April 1939) is a British singer and actor. He was among the first generation of British pop stars to emulate American rock and roll, scoring several 1950s and 1960s hit singles including “Endless Sleep”, “Sea of Love” and “Bad Boy”. During the late 1960s to early 1980s, Wilde continued to record and, with Ronnie Scott, co-wrote hit singles for others including the Casuals’ “Jessamine” and Status Quo’s “Ice in the Sun”. He is the father of pop singer Kim Wilde and co-wrote many of her hit singles including “Kids in America” with his son Ricky.