Lucky Gordon found himself at the heart of the Profumo Scandal. Darcus Howe was one of the Mangrove Nine and Johnny Shannon a Law abiding Actor, who always played the villain.
So in this episode recorded in Ladbroke Grove’s spiritual home, Aidan I sat down to enjoy a pint and have chat about three men that recently passed away.
All three men were connected not only to each other, but to some of the biggest and most scandals on British Shores. Well, two if them. Johnny Shannon got to play the part.
Aloysius “Lucky” Gordon was a British-based Jamaican jazz singer who came to public attention during the Profumo Affair. He arrived in Scotland from Jamaica in 1948, and moved to London after a few days.
Born: 5 July 1931, Kingston, Jamaica
Died: 15 March 2017, London
Known for: Profumo affair
Other name: Casbah
Leighton Rhett Radford “Darcus” Howe was a British broadcaster, writer, and civil liberties campaigner. Originally from Trinidad, Howe arrived in England as a teenager intending to study law.
Born: 26 February 1943, Moruga, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 1 April 2017, Streatham
Johnny Shannon is a South London born English actor who appeared in numerous television and film productions over a 40-year period, often playing policemen or crooks in crime dramas.
Born: 29 July 1932 (age 84 years), Lambeth, London
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