Tricky Dicky

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Tricky Dicky

(real name Richard Scanes) was a popular disc jockey in London and Essex during the 1970s and 1980s. He worked as a public health inspector before turning to running discos and coming out as a gay man.

One of his earliest discos was at the Kings Arms, 213 Bishopsgate, London E C 2. He also DJ'd at the Green Man, 383 Euston Road, N W 1 and the Angel Hotel in Ilford, Essex. Other venues included the Father Redcap in Camberwell; the Hornsey Wood Tavern, Severn Sisters Road, N 4; Spats in Oxford Street, London; Benjy's in the Mile End Road, London and Pidgeons in Stratford, East London. In 1975 Scanes was found guilty of aiding and abetting the running of a disorderly house at the Father Redcap. Scanes died in 2016, aged 75.