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(Vocals, 1940–99)

The most famous English pop star who never had a hit – and the country’s longest-serving political leader – accrued instant national notoriety for a ghoulish stage act that would be reflected in 1963’s ‘Jack The Ripper’, his best-remembered single. A small army of famous musicians, among them personnel from Led Zeppelin, assisted on 1970’s Lord Sutch And Heavy Friends (1970) album, on which a controlled, melodic vein of heavy metal underlined a witty if gruesome lyricism.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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