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RE: (TV) Ian Dury

I was lucky to see Ian one time in 77 or 78. He opened the show for Lou 
Reed during the Street Hassle tour at the Capitol Theater in beautiful 
downtown Passaic, N.J. which during the day was a porno theater and at 
night had concerts. Honestly I should have left when he was done. He blew 
Lou off the stage that night. A great show I will always remember.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Philip P. Obbard [SMTP:pobbard@yahoo.com]
Sent:	Monday, March 27, 2000 5:50 PM
To:	tv@obbard.com
Subject:	(TV) Ian Dury

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 
Roll," died Monday of coloerectal cancer. He was 57.

According to the online source Music 365, Dury -- rocker, collegiate 
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 
with proto-punk band The Blockheads. The band was known for such songs as 
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" 
Roman Polanski's "Pirates."

He re-released a solo effort, "Mr. Love Pants" -- first released two years 
-- earlier this month, and performed live in support of the album despite 
illness. A charismatic performer with a disabled leg stemming from 
polio, Dury was involved with CancerBACUP, a United Kingdom cancer 
and support organization.

He is survived by his second wife, Sophy, and four children.

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