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Screaming Lord Sutch

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David Edward Sutch (10 November 1940 – 16 June 1999), also known as “Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow”, or simply “Screaming Lord Sutch”, was a musician from the United Kingdom. He was the founder of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party and served as its leader from 1983 to 1999, during which time he stood in numerous parliamentary elections.

Screaming Lord Sutch was born in North London. His father, a war reserve policeman, was killed in an accident when his son was 10 months old. His mother - to whom he was devoted - was a fan of Dickens; she christened him David after David Copperfield. For most of the next fifteen years they shared a flat and poverty in what he called a dead-end street in Kilburn, while she worked as a cleaner and shop assistant. Entertainment was Saturday morning pictures and the Metropolitan Music Hall, Edgeware Road. In 1956, after David had left school, they moved to South Harrow, where he became a window cleaner.
It was the birth of British rock music; a time when the young and desperate could pursue a new escape route. What he called his ‘wild man of Borneo look’ got Screaming Lord Sutch a spot singing at the Two I’s coffee bar in Soho. His style evolved, or lurched, out of that slurry of music hall (he was a Max Miller fan), horror movies, Grand Guignol, pulp comics, slapstick and transatlantic pop. Thus did the black American rhythm & blues singer Screaming Jay Hawkins provide a name, and the basis of an act.

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  • lihei

    Hmmm,

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • beatrixkiddofof

    the man. way before kiss, kevin ayers etc. .

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • BoBs933

    I AM GONNA SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • crownanchor

    The TRUE farìther of horror rock :)

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • dark_path

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • eSpinoza88

    Smoke and Fire, monster shit guitar! Yeah!

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
  • MissRains

    This man reminded me that London's the place, and it's not too far.

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • bedvelvet

    jack the ripperrrr

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Old_Punka

    Saw him with the Stray Cats about '81..great stuff

    20 Oct 2010 Reply
  • PaulTunnell

    Love him,guess who gave me this Hat---god bless you and rest in peace

    18 Jan 2010 Reply
  • malajen

    Smoke and fire!

    29 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Flukeyboy

    Most of Led Zep I came from the Heavy Friends session

    21 Aug 2009 Reply
  • industrialove

    til' the following night is the best one

    22 May 2009 Reply
  • Maraguzzi

    screamiing laaaawwwwd such

    12 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Lieberdog

    Father of horror rock! Lord forever!

    1 Jan 2009 Reply
  • twmia

    The BBC called "hands of jack the ripper" one of the worst produced albums ever. But really if you like rockn'Roll, you must have it. As there are playing Keith Moon, Ritchie Blackmore the fastest Rockn'Roll ever. Ritchie Blackmore alwys says that he learned to play at this live gigs with Lord Sutch. Played his fingers bleeding-

    29 Dec 2008 Reply
  • malajen

    L-O-N-D-O-N !

    9 Oct 2008 Reply
  • WyattNight

    Brilliant.

    3 Sep 2008 Reply
  • redhalo

    Take a trip down into Pixies Palace Basement for a listen to basement/garage/psychedelic/electronic related material. Link Clicking on the link will begin play, so finish up what you got going before heading down. Watch your head, and your step!

    28 May 2008 Reply
  • Samzig

    haha, just heard 'Jack The Ripper on horror rock tag radio. Good Shit!!! :D

    8 May 2008 Reply
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