Tenpole Tudor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 2000s


This theatrical UK punk pop band was led by the inimitable Edward Tudor-Pole (6 December 1955, London, England), who first took to the stage at the age of nine when he appeared in A Christmas Carol. After a course at Chiswick Polytechnic he went to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1977, he joined a band called the Visitors which also included future Riverside BBC Television host Mike Andrews. Tudor-Pole formed the band Tenpole Tudor with Gary Long (drums), Dick Crippen (bass) and Bob Kingston (guitar). Kingston came from a musical family and had previously been a member of Sta-Prest with his brother Ray, himself later in the Temper. His sister June would soon become a member of the Mo-Dettes. Tudor-Pole appeared in the film The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle (Malcolm McLaren had been an early mentor) and performed ‘Who Killed Bambi’, which appeared on the b-side of the Sex Pistols’ UK Top 10 hit ‘Silly Thing’. He also...

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