Music Plaque: Screaming Lord Sutch
A plaque for Screaming Lord Sutch on the North Circular…
David Sutch (1940 – 1999) – the self-styled Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow – was leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party and holds a British political record in having lost all 40 elections in which he stood.
His “day job” was as a musician, and his CV features collaborations with such luminaries as Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore and Keith Moon. In 1963, billed as Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages, he released Jack the Ripper on the Decca label, a garage rock classic which has since been covered by The Horrors and The White Stripes, among others. Here he is strutting his stuff in 1964…
Sutch's plaque can be found at the legendary Ace Cafe
From 1938 – 1969, the Ace was a transport café on the North Circular in the London Borough of Brent. In the 1950s it became a popular hangout for bikers. The Ace reopened in 1997 in its original venue and is home to a much-loved biker/rocker/British retro pop culture theme bar.
The Ace’s website is at www.ace-cafe-london.com