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Screaming Lord Sutch - Jack the Ripper (live, 1964)

Posted by køpper
This is a "live" TV performance of "Jack the Ripper", a wild 1964 rock 'n roll hit song (mostly in England), by Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow (real name: David Edward Sutch) a very talented and creative English rock 'n roll singer / musician, who became famous in the 1960s, with horror-themed rock songs. It is somewhat surprising that the song is not very well known in the United States, not even as a Halloween song. By the way: The name "Screaming Lord Sutch" was a stage name. Sutch was not a member of the English aristocracy in any way. The name was a twist on the name of the 1950s rock star and legendary musical performer Screamin' Jay Hawkins. His fame in England was enhanced by his repeated (although unsuccessful) campaigns for election to the British parliament, from a wide assortment of districts, over 40 in total. Although he did not ever have a winning campaign, he sometimes had a significant impact on the outcome. Sad to say, Lord Sutch passed way in 1999. For anyone interested, there is a good biography of the life of Screaming Lord Sutch online here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screaming_Lord_Sutch PLEASE NOTE: No ownership whatsoever is claimed in regard to any of the images, words, audio, music or lyrics contained in this video. This material is posted here on the basis of either "fair use" principles and/or that it is in the public domain. No copyright infringement is intended.
Posted September 8, 2014 - Filed in Music
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  • John Battles
    John Battles "Jack The Ripper " is probably better known to Garage Rock fans via The One Way Streets' version (BFTG#1) and more recent versions by The Revillos , Gruesomes , Fuzztones , etc. , but , in England , Sutch was hailed as The Godfather of Punk , pe...  more
    September 8, 2014 - 2 like this
  • Balaam Camp
    Balaam Camp If anyone knows if footage of him performing Don't You Just Know It then I'd be very interested in seeing it. Link it up or load it up!
    September 24, 2014
  • John Battles
    John Battles I think it's in the documentary , probably not a complete live version. Did you check You Tube? There's a lot of live footage , much of it later , but , some from The 60's , as seen above......
    September 24, 2014