Blue Plaque in memory of Screaming Lord Sutch
Unveiling Sunday 4th
November – Ton Up Day
Ace Cafe London is delighted to confirm that this years annual Ton
Up Day, Sunday 4th November, will include the unveiling at the premises by The
Heritage Foundation of a Blue Plaque in tribute to the late Screaming Lord
Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow.
Born, during the blitz on London, in a Hampstead hospital, Dave Sutch lived locally in Harrow and soon became a regular frequenter of the then notorious Ace Cafe, visiting on a BSA 125 and listening to the latest rock n’ roll sounds on the jukebox.
In addition to finding
success with his music and extraordinary stage shows, in the 1960’s, when voters
had to be over 21, he stood in parliamentary elections as a representative of
the National Teenage Party and went on to found the Official Monster Raving
Loony Party which he served as leader from 1983 to 1999, during which time he
stood in numerous parliamentary elections.
As a great friend of the Ace,
Dave Sutch kindly officiated at the first Ace Cafe Reunion, held at the premises
in 1994, and shared with all those present on that day of how it was at the Ace
that he ate his very first rubber egg!
The Mayor of Brent, Councillor
Michael Adeyeye and All Party Parliamentary Motorcycle Group MP, Steven Pound,
have kindly confirmed their attendance.
Also attending this very special
occasion are David Graham of the Heritage Foundation, Howling Loud Hope and Lord
Toby Jug of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party together with Graeme Sharpe
from William Hill (sponsors of the MRLP as well as being Sutch’s biographer and
Amongst Dave Sutch’s contemporaries confirming that
they will be attending are Jess Conrad (actor and rock n’ roll star), Clem
Cattini & Roger LaVern (The Tornados), Frank Allen (The Searchers), Brian
Gregg (Johnny Kidd & The Pirates), to name but a few.
10.11.40 – 16.6.99 RIP