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Ian Dury (1942–2000)

Ian Dury had to face polio at the age of 7, and consequently a string of institutions over the next few years. He joined The Walthamstow College of Art at 17, and from 1966-73 he worked as an art teacher in different schools. It was in the middle of this period he started his musical career with a band called Kilburn & The High Roads. The band - ... See full bio »

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(age 57) in London, England, UK

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 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (writer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick")
 2013 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "What a Waste")
 2012 London Calling (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fuck Art Let's Dance (2012) ... (performer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick")
  White Heat (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Personal is Political (2012) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited)
  The Legend of Dick and Dom (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- The Loopy Tribe (2011) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited)
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #5.20 (2010) ... (performer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick")
 2010 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (writer: "Billericay Dickie", "If I Was a Woman", "Blackmail Man", "Wake Up and Make Love with Me", "My Old Man", "What a Waste", "Sex & Drugs and Rock & Roll", "Sweet Gene Vincent", "Blockheads", "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick", "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards", "Plaistow Patricia", "This Is What We Find", "Friends", "Spasticus Autisticus", "Reasons to Be Cheerful Pt. 3")
 2008 What Happens in Vegas (performer: "One Love") / (writer: "One Love" - as Ian Robins Dury)
 2007 If It Ain't Stiff (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Sweet Gene Vincent") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick", "Sweet Gene Vincent", "Blockheads", "Sex & Drugs and Rock & Roll")
 2006 Confetti (performer: "One Love") / (writer: "One Love")
 2006 The Gigolos (performer: "Clevor Trever") / (writer: "Clevor Trever")
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Tooth and Claw (2006) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
 2004 The Calcium Kid (as Dury, "Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll") / (performer: "Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll")
 2003 Keen Eddie (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Horse Heir (2003) ... ("Wake Up and Make Love with Me")
 2001 100 Greatest Number One Singles (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rythym Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rythym Stick")
  Later with Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- 75th Edition (1998) ... (performer: "Mash It Up Harry", "Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll", "Jack Shit George") / (writer: "Mash It Up Harry", "Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll", "Jack Shit George")
 1996 Alles nur Tarnung (performer: "Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll") / (writer: "Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll")
 1996 The Fan (writer: "WHAT'S GOIN' DOWN")
 1988 Brennende Betten (performer: "Burning Beds Salsa")
 1985 The Supergrass (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
 1979 Doing Time (performer: "HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK" - uncredited) / (writer: "HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK" - uncredited)
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Episode dated 25 January 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" - as Ian Dury and the Blockheads) / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
- Episode dated 18 January 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
- Episode dated 4 January 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" - as Ian Dury and the Blockheads)
- Episode dated 14 December 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
- Episode dated 25 May 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "What a Waste")
 1979 Radio On (performer: "Sweet Gene Vincent") / (writer: "Sweet Gene Vincent")
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Alpen breakfast cereal. His song "Reasons to be Cheerful...Part 3" is used, adapting the title to be "Reasons to Eat Alpen...Part 3" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ian Dury and The Blockheads | Ian Dury and the Blockheads | Kilburn & The High Roads
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Personal Quote:

I can't stand his music. I said no straight off. I hate Andrew Lloyd Webber. He's a wanker, isn't he? Every time I hear 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina' I feel sick, it's so bad. He got Richard Stilgoe to do the lyrics in the end, who's not as good as me. He made millions out of it. He's crap, but he did ask the top man first! (On his refusal to write the libretto for the musical "Cats") See more »

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Children, with Sophie: Billy and Albert. See more »

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Taurus

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