Friday, 8 October 2021

Morning, noon, and night-time, too

This week way back in 1978 saw the birth of a legend... Miss Lily Savage made her world debut at the Black Cap in Camden!

Sad to say, the Black Cap remains boarded-up as the legal wranglings continue over its future, as they have been for the past six years. Happily, that other "venerable drag institution" the Royal Vauxhall Tavern - having won its own, similar, battle aganst developers - remains very much open. Here, in a grainy old bit of footage, Lily joins forces with fellow icons David Dale and Sandra Lush as "LSD" at the RVT back in the 1980s:

...and here she is on top form, live at the Filth concert in aid of the Terence Higgins Trust a few years later, in 1994:

A national treasure, indeed.

More of "Our Lil" here, here, here and here.


  1. I love me some Lily Savage. A drag institution to be sure. Present and counting... and in our Herstory books.

    1. She's definitely top of the tree as far as I'm concerned! Jx

    2. A role model for you, I'd imagine. Jx

  2. How iconic. Thanks for sharing.

  3. A firm favourite with me as well!


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