|Birth name||Maurice James Christopher Cole|
|Born||25 December 1944|
|Died||4 April 1995 (aged 50)|
London, England, UK
|Spouse||Lee 'Lady Lee' Middleton|
|Notable works and roles||The Kenny Everett Television Show|
Kenny Everett (born Maurice Cole in Seaforth, Liverpool; 25 December 1944, – 4 April 1995), was a popular English radio DJ and television entertainer. Events 274 - Roman Emperor Aurelian Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Seaforth is a residential suburb within the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, North West England History Seaforth comes from Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty Seaforth is a residential suburb within the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, North West England History Seaforth comes from Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary Events 274 - Roman Emperor Aurelian Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience
He is best known for his career as a radio DJ, and for the ground-breaking Kenny Everett television shows.
Everett attended the local secondary modern school, St. A Secondary Modern School is a type of Secondary school that existed in most of the United Kingdom from 1944 until the early 1970s under the Tripartite System Bede's Secondary Modern, which is now part of Sacred Heart Catholic College. Sacred Heart Catholic College is a Secondary school in Crosby, Merseyside, England, with specialist status in Mathematics
He attended a junior seminary at Stillington near York with an Italian Missionary Order, the Verona Fathers, but left under a cloud after, rumour has it, he broke into the sacristy and drank the communion wine.
After schooling, he worked in a bakery and in the advertising department of The Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph.
However, having revealed a natural comic and broadcasting talent, he began a career in entertainment. He adopted his stage name from film-star Edward Everett Horton, a childhood hero. Edward Everett Horton ( March 18, 1886 – September 29, 1970) was an American Character actor with a long career including
Everett's first break (as Maurice Cole) came when he sent a tape to the BBC in 1962. The BBC gave him an interview and offered him a job as a presenter on the Light Programme, the forerunner to BBC Radio 2. He declined, however, in favour of the less constrained world of pirate radio, where he began his career as a DJ for Radio London. The term pirate radio usually refers to illegal or unregulated radio transmissions
Kenny teamed up with Dave Cash for the 'Kenny & Cash Show' one of the most popular pirate radio programmes. His offbeat style and likable personality quickly gained him attention, but in 1965 he was fired after some outspoken remarks about religion on air. Like most of the pirate stations, Radio London carried sponsored American evangelical shows, and Everett's disparaging remarks about The World Tomorrow caused its producers to threaten to withdraw their lucrative contract with the station. The World Tomorrow is a now-defunct Radio and Television half-hour program which had been sponsored by the Radio Church of God (later renamed
Everett returned six months later, however, before being given his own show by Radio Luxembourg in 1966. Radio Luxembourg is a commercial broadcaster in many languages from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Within a year, he had joined the BBC's new pop music station Radio 1 after previewing The Beatles' new album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and interviewing the band. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the British rock band The Beatles. Everett had struck up a friendship with The Beatles and accompanied them on their 1966 tour of the United States, sending back daily reports for Radio London. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the He also produced their 1968 and 1969 Christmas records. The Beatles' Christmas Album ( US) aka From Then to You ( UK) was a 1970 Compilation album of the Christmas
At Radio 1 Everett continued to develop his own unique presentation style, featuring zany voices, surreal characters, multi-tracked jingles and trailers, all of his own creation and compilation. A jingle is a memorable Slogan, set to an engaging Melody, mainly broadcast on Radio and sometimes on Television commercials. It was ground-breaking radio material that has since been much copied.
Everett had a great love of sound recording equipment, in particular using reel-to-reel tape recorders, often adding sound-on-sound to his recordings and stereo/multi-track recordings of his pseudo-singing voice. These were broadcast on air regularly and he often created his own radio jingles. This skill was also transferred in some part to TV in his later career.
Everett is often cited as having coined the term 'Beeb' to refer to the BBC, although the corporation was occasionally referred to as the "Beeb Beeb Ceeb" in the seminal 1950s radio comedy series The Goon Show, and it is possible that Everett borrowed the expression from there. The Goon Show was a British Radio comedy programme originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960 The term is still in popular use; the BBC have used 'the Beeb' themselves. The company previously used beeb.com), had a short lived 1980s children's magazine called Beeb, and named their digital channel for young children CBeebies. CBeebies is a British television channel produced by the BBC and aimed at children 4 years and under
His shows on Radio 1 included Midday Spin, and then in 1968 he took over a Saturday show from 10 a. m. to 12 noon.
In 1970, however, Everett again found himself fired, this time after suggesting on air that Mary Peyton, the British Transport Minister's wife, had bribed her driving test examiner. The Secretary of State for Transport is the member of the cabinet responsible for the British Department for Transport. A driving test (also known as a driving exam) is a procedure designed to test a person's ability to drive a Motor vehicle. Following an interview on the BBC Radio Solent children's show Albert's Gang, Kenny submitted weekly shows to the station that he had pre-recorded at home. BBC Radio Solent is the BBC Local Radio service for the Isle of Wight and the English counties of Hampshire and Dorset This afforded the BBC the opportunity to vet the shows before broadcast. Everett was then heard on various BBC local radio stations before being reinstated at Radio 1 in 1972. Here he recorded a weekly show from his home in Wales and it went out on a Sunday afternoon.
During this time, legislation had been passed allowing the licensing of commercial radio stations in the UK. One of the first, Capital Radio, began broadcasting to London and the Home Counties in 1973. " Home counties " is an informal phrase used to designate the group of counties that border or surround London, England. Everett joined the station and was given his own show, where he further developed his distinctive ideas. From 1973 to 1974 he presented the station's breakfast show, initially alongside Dave Cash, a friend and colleague from Radio London days, and later as the sole presenter. Dave Cash may refer to Dave Cash (baseball Dave Cash (disc jockey Dave Cash (Yiddish comedian, Yiddish comedian
Subsequently in 1974, he moved to a less high-pressure timeslot at Capital (a transfer made on medical advice and which was associated with complications in his personal life). Here he further developed his unique style and his cult following at this time, and featured both what he thought the best in music (Queen, Chris Rainbow) and the worst, which lead to the popular 'Kenny Everett's Worst Wireless Show in the World' programmes, later produced as an album with slightly different tracks. Queen were an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Chris Rainbow (born Christopher James Harley November 18, 1946 in Glasgow) is a Scottish rock singer/musician who is best known for his frequent Several shows featured the Bottom 30: compilations (from listeners' votes) of the world's worst records during this period, including some tracks by well-known personalities not known for their singing, notably William Shatner, Captain James T Kirk of "Star Trek" with his version of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". William Alan Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian double Emmy - Golden Globe - and Saturn Award -winning Disambiguation Lucy in the Sky redirects here For the heroine of this name see Karolina Dean. .
Kenny Everett - Capital Radio excerpt
In 1973, using reel-to-reel tape recorders and mixing equipment (he had a fond love of both) Everett created many comedy characters on the Breakfast Show with Dave Cash on Capital Radio, one of which was called 'Yasher the Smasher' referring to a character who smashed pianos. This was indicative of how many people went through a destructive period smashing traditional wooden pianos. The idea was first started with Pete Townshend from the Who encouraging the group to destroy their equipment on stage. Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock Guitarist, Singer,
Recently, compilations of Everett's "bits between the records" from this period have been repeated on BBC 7.
In 1975, during his time at Capital Radio, Everett was given a copy of a new single from Queen by the group's lead singer, Freddie Mercury, a good friend, with the proviso that it was not to be played on the air. Events January 2 - New York City US District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers Queen were an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991 was a Zanzibar -born British Musician, best known as the lead
As expected, Mercury's reverse psychology worked – Everett loved the song and began to play it several times a night on his show (once claiming that "his finger slipped"), helping the song — Bohemian Rhapsody — to go quickly to number one in the UK. Reverse psychology is a persuasion technique that involves the false advocacy of a belief or behavior contrary to the belief or behavior that is actually being advocated is a Song written by Freddie Mercury and originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album ''A Night at the Opera''.
So greatly did Everett love this song he played it 14 times in one day when it was released. It went on to become a world-wide hit.
In October 1981, Everett returned to BBC Radio, albeit this time on Radio 2, on Saturday lunchtime from 11am-1pm. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 BBC Radio is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927 This lasted until 1983, when he was once again dismissed after making a rude joke about Margaret Thatcher. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Margaret Hilda Thatcher Baroness Thatcher LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925 He said "When England was a kingdom, we had a king. When we were an empire, we had an emperor. Now we're a country . . . and we have Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Hilda Thatcher Baroness Thatcher LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925 " This remark reportedly led to the non-renewal of his contract with BBC Radio 2.
He then returned to Capital Radio, presenting the same slot as he did on Radio 2. After Capital split its frequencies in 1988 he was heard on Capital Gold, with a line-up that included people like Tony Blackburn and David Hamilton. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Gold is a network of oldies Radio stations which was formed by the merger of the Capital Gold network and the Classic Gold Network in August 2007 Tony Blackburn (born 29 January 1943 in Guildford, Surrey) is an award winning English Disc jockey, who broadcast on the David "Diddy" Hamilton was born 'David Pilditch' in Manchester, on September 10 1938. Everett presented the afternoon show and then moved to the mid-morning show. He left in 1994 when his health deteriorated to the point that he was unable to continue. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar)
Besides the radio programmes, his first screen appearance was in the 1965 film Dateline Diamonds the plot based around the pirate ship the MV Galaxy, he also appeared in several television series. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Dateline Diamonds is a 1966 British music-film The film was shot in black and white. World War II Pacific Ocean operations Density arrived at San Diego California, 23 September 1944 to serve as a Training ship The first, in 1968, was a production for Granada Television called Nice Time, co-presented by Germaine Greer and Jonathan Routh. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Granada Television is the United Kingdom ITV contractor for North West England. Germaine Greer (born 29 January 1939 is an Australian born Writer, Academic, Journalist and Scholar of early modern English literature Jonathan Reginald Surdeval Routh ( November 24, 1927 - June 4, 2008) co-starred in the British version of the television show Candid In 1970 he made three series for London Weekend Television (LWT): The Kenny Everett Explosion, Making Whoopee and Ev; and he also took part (along with such talents as Willie Rushton and John Wells) in the 1972 BBC TV series Up Sunday. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. William George Rushton, commonly known as Willie Rushton ( 18 August, 1937 in Chelsea London – 11 December, 1996 Cromwell John Wells ( 17 November 1936 – 11 January 1998) was an English Actor, writer and satirist, educated at Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In 1973, Everett provided the voice of the cat 'Charley' in the Charley Says animated series of public information films. Charley Says was a series of very short cut-out animated cartoon Public Information Films for children shown in the United Kingdom in the 1970s for Public Information Films (known as PIFs) are a series of government commissioned short films shown during television advertising breaks in the UK.
(It is not currently clear to which of these efforts Everett was referring when, years later, he spoke dismissively of some early TV work: "We just used to turn up at the studio and try to be wacky". However in interviews, co-presenter Greer spoke of him as "a televisual genius". )
Everett was the announcer on the original version of ATV's "big box game" Celebrity Squares which ran on ITV from 1976 to 1979. Associated TeleVision Limited, best known simply as ATV, was a British ITV company from 1955 until 1981 The Hollywood Squares was an American Television comedy and Game show in which two contestants play Tic-tac-toe to win money This article deals with the ITV1 brand name as it is broadcast at present Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar)
In 1978, London's Thames Television offered him a new venture, which became the very successful and ground-breaking Kenny Everett Video Show. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Thames Television was a licencee of the British ITV television network covering London and parts of the surrounding counties This was a vehicle for Everett's characters and sketches (his fellow writers were Ray Cameron, Barry Cryer and Dick Vosburgh), interspersed with the latest pop hits, either performed by the artists themselves, or as backing tracks to dance routines by Arlene Phillips' contemporaneously risque dance troupe Hot Gossip (which featured Sarah Brightman). Barry Charles Cryer OBE (born 23 March 1935 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England) is a British Writer and Richard Kennedy "Dick" Vosburgh ( 27 August 1929, Elizabeth New Jersey &ndash 18 April 2007, London) was an Arlene Phillips OBE (born 1944) is a British Choreographer and former professional dancer who has worked in many fields of dance Hot Gossip were a British Dance Troupe most notable for their appearance on the TV series The Kenny Everett Video Show, which Sarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960 is an English classical crossover Soprano, actress songwriter and dancer
It was so successful that pop and TV stars queued up to make cameo appearances, including Rod Stewart, Billy Connolly, Kate Bush, Cliff Richard, Freddie Mercury, Terry Wogan and Suzi Quatro (see also "Friends" section below) and classical musicians such as Julian Lloyd Webber(clip). Roderick "Rod" David Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945 is a Singer and Songwriter born and raised in London England and currently Billy Connolly, CBE (born William Connolly Jr on 24 November, 1942) is a Scottish Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958 is an English singer songwriter musician and Record producer. Sir Cliff Richard, OBE, (born Harry Roger Webb on 14 October 1940 is an English Singer, Actor and Businessman. Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991 was a Zanzibar -born British Musician, best known as the lead Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE DL (born August 3 1938 more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a veteran Irish Radio and Television Suzi Quatro (born Susan Kay Quatronella, June 3 1950, Detroit, Michigan) is an American Singer-songwriter, Julian Lloyd Webber (born April 14 1951) is one of the world's most renowned solo cellists
These shows were also unusual in that there was no studio audience or laughter track. The only reaction sounds were those of the writers, staff and crew (given this small audience the shows were recorded at Thames Television House in small studios normally used for current affairs programmes, rather than at Thames's main site at Teddington, Middlesex. Euston Tower is a Skyscraper located in the London Borough of Camden. Teddington Studios is a large British Television studio complex located in Teddington, South-West London, providing studio facilities for programmes Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and the second smallest by area.
Everett would often ad lib and deviate from the script; his bloopers were sometimes left in the final cut and on several occasions he would pull the camera around the studio revealing the crew not quite sure what was going to happen next. Quite often the crew were victims of his humour - on one occasion Everett encouraged the crew to sing "Happy Birthday" to a cameraman, presenting to him a cake which he duly pushed in the cameraman's face. " Happy Birthday to You " also known more simply as " Happy Birthday " is a traditional song that is sung to celebrate the anniversary of a person's
There were also the stories of Captain Kremmen, a science fiction hero voiced by Everett and originally developed for his Capital Radio shows, who travelled the galaxy battling fictional alien menaces, along with his assistant Dr Gitfinger and his voluptuous sidekick Carla. Captain Kremmen was a Science fiction radio serial set in the early 21st Century (The pilot opens in 2005) In the first three series these segments were animations created by the Cosgrove-Hall partnership (responsible for the successful children's cartoon series Dangermouse, among many others). Cosgrove Hall Films is a British Animation studio based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England that is a major producer of children's DangerMouse is a British Animated television series which was produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television. In the fourth series ("Video Cassette") Kremmen was featured as live action, with Anna Dawson playing Carla; the segments were comedy shorts, rather than the erstwhile stories.
Other characters included aging biker Sid Snot, who always introduced himself with the memorable announcement "hallo dung heaps" and remembered by fans for unsuccessfully attempting to flip cigarettes into his mouth - at one point Everett managed to catch one in his mouth, to the amusement of the studio crew; Marcel Wave, a lecherous Frenchman played by Everett wearing an absurdly false latex chin; and Angry of Mayfair, a middle-class City gent complaining of the risqué content of the show, banging the camera with his umbrella, only then to be revealed as actually wearing women's underwear. For London as a whole see the main article London. The City of London is a geographically
He also created the never-seen character of Lord Thames, supposedly the owner of Thames Television (the company was actually owned by two conglomerates). The character was often the butt of Everett's rants and was said to symbolise his contempt for senior management at the company, claiming they lived behind an ancient, cobweb-covered door marked as the "Office Of Saying 'No'. He was however never disciplined by Thames for these comments, unlike prior employers such as the BBC.
Everett's interest in (then primitive) video processing technology and electronic effects showed itself in such features as the appearances of a bobbing 'alien' entirely composed of a distorted video image of his own head ("Hello. I'm Spod, from Planet Thfnnnn. And this is all I do. . . Pathetic, isn't it?").
In 1980, the band Fox regrouped to record the theme music for Everett's show, "Electro People". Fox was a British -based rock band popular in the mid-1970s Led by American songwriter Kenny Young, the band was perhaps best The phrase theme music usually refers to that of a radio program, Television program, or Movie.
The series ran for four seasons on ITV, and was a big ratings hit, being required viewing for teenagers of the time. The last episode ended on a rather sour note (after Everett had locked horns with Thames management over his show and its scheduling) with Everett giving a rather restrained farewell speech as the set and scenery was being stripped down by the crew. The final shot before the closing credits was Everett himself being picked up and placed inside an oversized garbage can.
Everett fell out with Thames regarding the management of his show, including the scheduling against the BBC's top-rated Top of the Pops on Thursday evenings, effectively unbeatable in the days of three-channel television in the UK. Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart Television programme, made and broadcast The BBC offered him a live-audience sketch-format comedy programme, and this partnership came to fruition at Christmas 1981 with a one-off special, followed by five series.
The writing team was bolstered by the addition of Andrew Marshall, David Renwick and Neil Shand, and the production standards were raised by the heavier investment from the Corporation. For the other writer with the same name see Andrew Marshall (journalist. David Peter Renwick (born 4 September 1951 in Luton, Bedfordshire) is an English Television writer best known for creation
Thames Television claimed copyright on Everett's characters, and tried to prevent their use by the BBC. Whilst this action failed, it led to the creation of new characters such as Gizzard Puke (intended to replace Sid Snot), and the spooneristically named Cupid Stunt, a bearded American B-movie actress with pneumatic breasts who told a cardboard cutout of Michael Parkinson lurid tales of life on set with Burt Reynolds and other male stars of the era. A spoonerism is an error in speech or deliberate play on words in which corresponding Consonants Vowels or Morphemes are switched (see A B movie is a motion picture made on a low or modest budget Originally the term was used for films intended for distribution as the less-publicized second half of a Double Sir Michael Parkinson, CBE (born March 28 1935) is an English broadcaster and Journalist. Burton Leon Reynolds Jr (born February 11 1936 is an American Actor. Originally to be named Mary Hinge, this was vetoed by the Corporation as too obvious, and announcers were encouraged to refer to her as Cupid to prevent mispronunciation. Inept TV handyman Reg Prescott became another firm viewers' favourite, as each week he managed graphically and bloodily to injure himself with tools whilst attempting to demonstrate DIY tips.
Brazilian-born Cleo Rocos co-starred in the BBC series, and became one of Everett's closest personal friends. Cleo Rocos (born 24 July 1962 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a UK-based comedy actress and television/theatre producer and presenter best She was often portrayed wearing little more than frilly underwear and high heels, and her figure was used to great comic effect as a focus for drooling, lascivious men.
Some fans feel that the move to the more traditional BBC watered down the anarchic spirit of his previous work. The Corporation assumed much tighter control over both content and production, and it is felt that this removed some of the spontaneity which had become a hallmark of the Thames series. However, the series performed equally well in the ratings, and the characters and their catchphrases endure 20 years later.
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Everett was very popular with his peers, and many major stars of television, radio, and pop music counted him as a friend. This led to many celebrity guest appearances across all his television work. Cliff Richard happily lampooned his clean image many times, as did Lionel Blair and many times Justin Hayward. Sir Cliff Richard, OBE, (born Harry Roger Webb on 14 October 1940 is an English Singer, Actor and Businessman. Lionel Blair (born Henry Lionel Blair Ogus on 12 December, 1931 in Montreal, Canada) is a British Actor, David Justin Hayward (born 14 October 1946, in Swindon, Wiltshire) is an English Musician, best known as a Terry Wogan - a long-time colleague from the early days at Radio 1 - made numerous appearances on both Thames and the BBC shows, as did Billy Connolly and Lennie Bennett. Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE DL (born August 3 1938 more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a veteran Irish Radio and Television Billy Connolly, CBE (born William Connolly Jr on 24 November, 1942) is a Scottish Lennie Bennett is an English television Comedian. Career After attending the Palantine Secondary School Blackpool he was a journalist on the Other stars who parodied themselves included Rod Stewart, ABBA, The Police and Freddie Mercury. Roderick "Rod" David Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945 is a Singer and Songwriter born and raised in London England and currently The Police were a three-piece rock band consisting of Sting ( vocals, Bass guitar) Andy Summers ( Guitar, Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991 was a Zanzibar -born British Musician, best known as the lead
Everett made one foray into film with 1984's Bloodbath at the House of Death, a spoof of Hammer horror films penned by Everett's usual writing partners Barry Cryer and Ray Cameron (who also directed the film). Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Bloodbath at the House of Death is a Comedy Horror film produced in 1983 starring the British Comedian Kenny Everett Hammer Film Productions is a film production company based in the United Kingdom. Barry Charles Cryer OBE (born 23 March 1935 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England) is a British Writer and Vincent Price featured as the villain, credited only as the "Sinister Man", and a number of other popular comedians and actors also appeared, most notably Pamela Stephenson Connolly, Gareth Hunt and Don Warrington. Vincent Leonard Price Jr ( May 27 1911 &ndash October 25 1993) was an American Film Actor, remembered Pamela Stephenson also known as Pamela Stephenson Connolly, Alan Leonard Hunt (7 February 1942 &ndash 14 March 2007 was an English Actor, known as Gareth Hunt, best remembered for playing the footman Don Warrington, MBE (born 1952) is a Trinidadian British Actor. Several regulars from Everett's television series also appeared.
The film was not a great success, despite winning "Best Science-Fiction Film" at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (tied with Videodrome), and Everett did not make a successful transition to film star. Videodrome is a 1983 sci-fi horror Canadian Film directed by David Cronenberg.
In the 1983 election campaign, the Young Conservatives invited Kenny to their conference in an attempt to attract the youth vote. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Egged on by film director Michael Winner, Kenny bounded onto the stage, wearing the enormously oversized foam rubber hands familiar from his mock-evangelical character Brother Lee Love. Michael Winner (born 30 October 1935) is an English Film director and producer, active in both Europe and the United He shouted slogans like "Let's bomb Russia!" and "Let's kick Michael Foot's stick away!" (Michael Foot was the elderly leader of the Labour Party. A slogan is a memorable Motto or Phrase used in a Political, commercial, Religious and other context as a repetitive expression of Michael Mackintosh Foot (born 23 July 1913 is a British politician and writer The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the )
The radio shows continued in the same vein and were as popular as ever, but by the late 1980s the TV show format had run its course, and Everett's personal life was becoming increasingly complicated. He had married the singer Lee 'Lady Lee' Middleton (Billy Fury's former girlfriend) in 1966 ("Kenny proposed to me under a magnolia tree in Fulham", she later recalled). Billy Fury (born Ronald William Wycherley, 17 April 1940 - 28 January, 1983) was an internationally successful British Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar.
By 1989 they had separated, and Everett came out as gay. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Closeted Coming out (that is " coming out of the closet " describes the voluntary public announcement of one's Sexual orientation and/or Gender identity In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. He launched himself into the London gay club scene, and could often be seen in London club Heaven (then a very popular clubbing destination) on Saturday nights. Heaven is a Nightclub in London, England which appeals predominantly (but not exclusively to the Gay market He was an active campaigner for gay rights. Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender social movements share related goals of social acceptance of Homosexuality, Bisexuality and Transgenderism Lesbian In 1979, in character as Angry of Mayfair, he said to David Bowie, who was guesting on Everett's show: "I. David Bowie (ˈboʊiː born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 is an English Musician, actor producer, and arranger. . . FOUGHT. . . for people like you, and I never got one!"
He seemed never to fully come to terms with his sexuality, however, and suffered bouts of severe depression. Human male sexuality encompasses a broad range of issues behavior and processes including male Sexual identity and Sexual behavior, the physiological In the fields of Psychology and Psychiatry, the terms depression or depressed refer to both expected and pathologically chronic or severe
By the 1990s Everett's health was declining. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 He died of an AIDS-related illness on 4 April 1995, aged 50. Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995
The following is a list of the main shows Everett has presented: