Monday, 17 April 2017

Billy Fury & Eddie Cochran


Billy Fury
Born
Ronald William Wycherley
17th April 1940 - 28th January 1983


Billy Fury was an early British rock and roll star who equalled the Beatles' record of 24 hits in the 1960s, and spent 332 weeks on the UK chart, without a chart-topping single or album.
He is also one of my absolute favourite British rock and rollers.


Journalist Bruce Eder stated, "His mix of rough-hewn good looks and unassuming masculinity, coupled with an underlying vulnerability, all presented with a good voice and some serious musical talent, helped turn Fury into a major rock and roll star in short order".


Others have suggested that Fury's rapid rise to prominence was due to his "Elvis Presley-influenced, hip-swivelling and at times highly suggestive stage act."


Today would have been his 77th birthday.
So here's to Billy, happy birthday!


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Today also marks the passing of Eddie Cochran. Last years tribute post can be found here.
 

Photo taken by Andy


4 comments:

  1. When our friends came over to visit from Germany we visited Liverpool, Em was delighted to see the Billy Fury statue, he's a real family favourite of theirs.

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  2. Two gorgeous walks down memory lane! Thank you. 💐

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  3. Great tribute to two rock 'n roll icons! xxx

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  4. Ooh, he's a bit of alright!

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