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Ian Dury Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Harrow, Middlesex, England, UK
Died in London, England, UK  (liver cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

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 - not altogether successful - finally released an ill-received album in 1977 and disbanded shortly afterwards. They subsequently started afresh as Ian Dury & The Blockheads, finding some success in the UK.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: <elmic@post8.tele.dk>

Spouse (2)

Sophie Tilson (1996 - 27 March 2000) ( his death) ( 2 children)
Betty Rathnell (3 June 1967 - 1985) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (3)

UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
Children, with Betty: Jemima and Baxter Dury.
Children, with Sophie: Billy and Albert.

Personal Quotes (2)

I prefer not to listen to music that I can't rip off or improve on.
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")

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