Ian Dury & The Blockheads

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August 25th, 2007 at 02:56pm
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Ian Dury (May 12, 1942 “ March 27, 2000) was an English rock and roll singer, songwriter, and bandleader who initially rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and New Wave era of rock music. He is best known as founder and lead singer of the British band Ian Dury and the Blockheads, though he began his musical career in pub-rock act Kilburn and the High Roads.

Managed by Andrew King, Ian Dury and The Blockheads had several hit singles, including What a Waste, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (which was a UK number one at the beginning of 1979, selling just short of a million copies), Reasons to be Cheerful, Part Three (number three in the UK in 1979), and the rock and roll anthem Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, often credited with introducing the phrase to the language.
Dury's lyrics were a unique combination of lyrical poetry, word play, observation of British everyday (working-class) life, acute character sketches and vivid, earthy humour.

His vocal style was to clearly enunciate the words with a London accent.
The Blockheads' eclectic sound meanwhile was drawn from their many musical influences which included jazz, rock and roll, funk and reggae, not to mention Dury's love of music hall.


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August 27th, 2007 at 04:08pm
Yay! I'm getting tickets for when they tour later this year.
Except not with Ian Dury, with Phill Jupitus.
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August 27th, 2007 at 08:11pm
Ah Same!
I'm probably going in December (when my dad gets tickets)...
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August 28th, 2007 at 03:35pm
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