MacGyver star Michael Des Barres presented with plaque at Muswell Hill pub

British actor and rock singer Michael Des Barres travelled to the spiritual home of ‘60s pop group The Kinks after donating a record to a charity album.

The artist, who was the frontman of 1970s band Detective and played Murdoc in US TV series MacGyver, was at The Clissold Arms pub in Muswell Hill on Monday where he was presented with a plaque of album Shoulder to Shoulder.

He joined artists, including Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Geno Washington, to contribute songs to the compilation album, raising money for the Pete Quaife Foundation (

Set up in memory of the bass guitarist of The Kinks, the charity helps children on dialysis.

Dave Quaife said: “I was overwhelmed to have Michael come to The Clissold. We can’t thank him enough.”