Anniversary of the death of
It was a little unusual
for him to call me at home, but I was out. Maureen had spoken
to him and he talked about losing his mother and his dog but it was
a difficult time for me and somehow the days went by and I did not
return his call, much to my regret. We had gone to his mother's
funeral, a real Monster Raving Loony send-off and I will
always cherish the badges he gave out on the day, "Emily Sutch
Sadly, after he died we saw the suicide notes he had left around his house and the intricate plans for his suicide. Britain lost a great talent and a rare person that brought a smile to everyone he met. He made our lives that much richer and is sadly missed. Sreaming Lord Sutch was a great rock 'n' roller and huge Elvis fan. Apparently, David got Elvis to sign his personal copies of Elvis' Sun Records when he met him in Vegas, but these have disappeared since David died.
One story I always remember fondly was when David recounted being interviewed in front of a TV studio audience in the North-East and when asked what he believed the local people thought of Mrs Thatcher, without thinking Sutch shouted out, "Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!" and the audience instantly responded in ONE voice, "Out! Out! Out!". But, my greatest memory of David was with him at the "Aquarius" in Chesterfield, February 1984 when we held the World's First Party Political Press Conference in a 'Fish and Chips Shop'. Although David was the longest serving leader of a political party in the UK, namely the "Official Monster Raving Loony Party" and was regarded as a true loony I, as a political associate during the 1984 Chesterfield by-Election, was referred to as being "gap-toothed but sharp-brained, quite the opposite of most politicians".
You will find the book by Graham Sharp a fascinating insight into one of Britain's greatest eccentrics, funniest men, much loved, but misunderstood characters to grace British Politics.
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