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" I Felt It Was My Duty To Write A Hit Song" Ed Tudor-Pole 2022

Ed Tudor-Pole

Ed Tudor-Pole is a British musician, actor, and television presenter born in London, England, on December 6, 1954. He is best known for his work as the lead singer of the punk rock band Tenpole Tudor and as the host of the television game show The Crystal Maze. Tudor-Pole began his music career in the late 1970s as a member of the punk rock band The Sex Pistols, replacing Sid Vicious as the lead singer for a brief period before the band's breakup. He then formed his band, Tenpole Tudor, in 1978. The band released their debut album, "Eddie, Old Bob, Dick and Gary", in 1981, which included their hit single "Swords of a Thousand Men". The song became a top-ten hit in the UK and helped the band gain international recognition. Tenpole Tudor released albums throughout the 1980s, including "Let the Four Winds Blow" and "Throe' the Park." Tudor-Pole also began a successful acting career, appearing in films such as "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" and "Absolute Beginners". In the 1990s, Tudor-Pole turned his attention to television presenting, hosting shows such as "The Crystal Maze" and "The Salon". He continued to release music throughout the decade, including his solo album "Who Killed Cock Robin?" in 1996. In recent years, Tudor-Pole has continued to perform and record music and has also returned to acting, appearing in films such as "Dad Savage" and "Outlanders". He remains a popular figure in the British music and entertainment industries and is regarded as one of the pioneers of the punk rock movement.


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