Screaming Lord Sutch Biography

David Edward Sutch, 10 November 1940, Harrow, Middlesex, England, d. 16 June 1999. Sutch rose to prominence in 1960 as the first long-haired pop star, with tresses in excess of 18 inches. His recording career peaked with such early releases as ‘Til The Following Night’, ‘Jack The Ripper’ and ‘I’m A Hog For You’, all produced by the late Joe Meek. Although never registered a chart entry, Sutch boasted one of the most accomplished live acts of the era in the Savages, whose ranks included such luminaries as Ritchie Blackmore, Nicky Hopkins and Paul Nicholas. For nearly 40 years, Sutch sustained his flagging recording career with a plethora of publicity stunts ranging from dramatic marriage proposals to standing for Parliament and founding his own radio station. In 1970, he enjoyed some minor success in the US album charts with Lord Sutch And Heavy Friends, which featured Blackmore, Hopkins, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Keith Moon, Noel Redding and John Bonham. He became better known for his appearances at countless election result events, usually in front of a television camera. He founded the Monster Raving Loony Party and enjoyed a degree of fame for many years. Musically he had little to offer. He was found dead in 1999.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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