Was the guitarist and lead singer of '70s glam rock group Slade.
He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's 2000 Millennium Honors List for his services to music.
During an episode of "The Grimleys" he quotes song lyrics to his students. The lyrics he quotes are from the song "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" which Noddy wrote and performed with his band Slade.
Much like the Hollywood Walk of Fame stars, he has a "Walk of Stars" star on Broad Street, Birmingham, England.
As of May 2009 was living in Camden Town, London, England.
Both of his children from his first marriage, Jessica Holder and Charisse Holder, as well as his second wife all work in TV production.
He was asked to become the new lead singer for AC/DC, following the death of Bon Scott. Holder was said to have turned the position down and Brian Johnson was chosen to become the replacement.
Is mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.