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Re: (TV) Ian Dury
Man I can't believe it. Ian Dury gone. All pub rockers mourn and hoist a
goodly pint in his name, it's all my mind and body need. He and Chaz Jankel
really did some fine work. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll will always course wildly
through me whenever I hear that nasty guitar intro. Very good indeed.
>From: "Philip P. Obbard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: (TV) Ian Dury
>Date: Mon, Mar 27, 2000, 5:50 PM
> Of some interest to members of this list, from
> Punker Ian Dury dead at 57
> LONDON -- Ian Dury, who sang about living hard in "Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n'
> Roll," died Monday of coloerectal cancer. He was 57.
> According to the online source Music 365, Dury -- rocker, collegiate lecturer,
> artist and actor -- died quietly. "Ian passed away peacefully with all his
> family around him," read a statement from his press agent.
> A former lecturer at Canterbury College of Art, Dury rose to fame in the 1970s
> with proto-punk band The Blockheads. The band was known for such songs as "Sex
> and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll" and "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick."
> By the mid-1980s, when new wave took over the British music scene, Dury
> other interests. He painted, wrote commercial jingles and acted in films,
> including Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" and
> Roman Polanski's "Pirates."
> He re-released a solo effort, "Mr. Love Pants" -- first released two years ago
> -- earlier this month, and performed live in support of the album despite his
> illness. A charismatic performer with a disabled leg stemming from childhood
> polio, Dury was involved with CancerBACUP, a United Kingdom cancer education
> and support organization.
> He is survived by his second wife, Sophy, and four children.
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