Sat 10 April – ED TUDOR-POLE @ The Railway
Ed Tudor-Pole is a descendant of Henry VIII and not many of those have appeared in UK Pop Charts!
RADA-trained Edward Tudor Pole briefly joined the Sex Pistols in 1978 after the departure of ‘Johnny (Rotten) Lydon’, surviving with the band for four or five rehearsals in the Pistols den & practice room on Denmark St, but in the short association he had with the band still managed to help produce some memorable moments, most notably his performance in the film ‘The Great Rock & Roll Swindle’, adding his own distinctive vocals on the title track, as well as the crazy ‘Who Killed Bambi’, & beefed up version of Bill Haleys ‘Rock Around The Clock’. Then Sid Vicious moved to New York, leaving Ed to move on to front his own band ‘Tenpole Tudor, with whom he had U.K chart hits with ‘Wunderbar’, Throwing my baby out with the bathwater, & ‘Swords of a thousand men’.
These day’s he’s probably best known for his appearances on Ch4’s ‘The Crystal Maze’ & ‘Tops of the Pop’s’! Ed has appeared in numerous films & plays, including the ‘Rocky Horror Show’, ‘White Hunter Black Heart’ with Clint Eastwood and more recently as Mr Borgin in ‘Harry potter 2’, and the life & death of Peter Sellers, in which he played the part of Spike Milligan.
MYSPACE page of ED TUDOR-POLE.