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Ian Dury

Founder and lead singer for 'Ian Dury and the Blockheads'. Ian Dury was well known for being one of the best groups in the New Wave Music Scene.

Ian Robins Dury was born in London in 1942, he contracted polio at the age of 7 and studied Art, which he later went onto teach at various colleges in the South of England.

The band Formed in 1977, they disbanded and reformed many times. Dury died of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in March 2000. The band still tour to date.

Some of his most memorable hits included:

"What a Waste" "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" "Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3" "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll"

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Do You Remember Ian Dury?

Do You Remember Ian Dury?

  • Anonymous user
    He also provided vocals on the album 'Nosferatu' in '79, a short-lived project made up of Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers and Robert Williams of Captain Beefheart. Early Gothic Punk at it's very best. I believe he also had some kind of musical collaboration with Francis Rafelle, who was a stage Musical star and featured in 'Les Miserables' in the late '80s. Am I right in thinking that his first album was called 'New Boots & Panties'??