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John Bindon (October 4, 1943 - October 10, 1993) was a British actor and bodyguard Featured 13 Nov 1979 Image

John Bindon (October 4, 1943 - October 10, 1993) was a British actor and bodyguard

John Bindon (October 4, 1943 - October 10, 1993) was a British actor and bodyguard, noted for his film roles as a London underworld figure and tough police detective.
Bindon's best known film role was his appearance in The Who's film Quadraphenia where he played a drug dealer. He also appeared in the television series Softly Softly playing out his usual tough guy role as well as the cult classic film Get Carter in 1971.Bindon decided his future lay with organising security and in 1977, Bindon was hired by tour manager Richard Cole to act as security co-ordinator for Led Zeppelin. Unfortunately Bindon took his job to the extreme and during the tour much violence occurred behind the scenes directed mostly at journalists and concert staff. The band did not realise the extent of what was happening until their concert at the Oakland Coliseum on July 23, 1977, when an off-stage incident involving Bill Graham's security man Jim Matzorkis, resulted in charges against Peter Grant, Richard Cole, John Bonham, and John Bindon. All four were found guilty and given suspended sentences. Bindon was dismissed by the band and returned to England.
In 1978, Bindon became involved in a fight with John Darke, a police informer, at the Ranelagh Yacht Club, in Fulham, London. Darke was stabbed nine times and Bindon managed to flee to Dublin with his own knife wounds covered up. He gave himself up to police and in the subsequent trial at the Old Bailey in November, 1979 was acquitted of Darke's murder. The trial along with the Oakland incident seriously damaged Bindon's reputation and he never worked in the entertainment industry again. During the 1980s, Bindon became a virtual recluse. He died in London at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, from complications as a result of AIDS on October 10, 1993.
Our Picture Shows John Bindon with an un-named child

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