Ian Dury

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Chaise Longue by Baxter Dury review – teenage kicks with the Blockheads
This unflinching memoir by the son of Ian Dury recalls his chaotic life with the ‘pot-soaked Fagin’ and his bodyguard

Neil Spencer

01, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Baxter Dury: ‘Everything was about Dad. It was the only way he knew how to survive’
The musician talks about growing up with a pop star dad, escaping his shadow – and the 6ft 7in drug dealer who lived with them

Simon Hattenstone

31, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 18, Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
The band’s signature hit throws in funk and disco to create an oddly disorienting, almost stoned groove

Dave Simpson

13, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The greatest banned songs of all time – ranked!
Thirty years on from 2 Live Crew being banned by the Beeb, we pick 20 foul-mouthed, orgiastic outings deemed too scandalous for public consumption

Laura Snapes

14, Feb, 2019 @1:02 PM

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Emeritus professors going off at a tangent | Brief letters
Brief letters: David Edgar as Toad of Toad Hall | Time-loop tales | The Blockheads | Professorial absence | Remembering trigonometry

Letters

26, Feb, 2018 @6:22 PM

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From Barking to Bow: the songs that champion London's less glamorous corners
London rapper Ramz’s single Barking has risen to No 2 in the Top 40, joining a historic seam of songs hymning the capital’s squalid tower blocks and sleepy suburbs

Laura Snapes

22, Jan, 2018 @2:17 PM

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Baxter Dury: Prince of Tears review – making a success of the family business
With his sharply observed vignettes and wry character studies of inadequate men, Dury remains in the shadow of his father Ian – but what a place to be

Alexis Petridis

26, Oct, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Please keep the flames to six feet! The wild and wonderful world of Walthamstow art school
In the early 1960s, the old guard running Walthamstow art school quit – and a riotous new spirit took hold, galvanising students from Ian Dury to Peter Blake. Now a new show, Be Magnificent, is celebrating the glory days

Will Ashon

09, Jun, 2017 @1:13 PM

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Readers recommend: songs sung with accents - results
Northumbrian Unthanks to Welsh Le Bon, Jamaican Perry to Australian Barnett, RR’s SkippyisaCult traverses the globe for regional charm picked from last week’s topic

SkippyisaCult

26, Nov, 2015 @12:09 PM

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Readers recommend: songs sung with accents | Peter Kimpton
Northern to southern, Cornish to Celtic, German to Icelandic, Geordie to Jamaican, delve for songs where the delivery and dialect is distinctive, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

19, Nov, 2015 @8:00 PM

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Readers recommend: songs about glamour and style - results
Suede to Shorty Long, Roxy Music to Madonna, RR regular llamalpaca dons a suave, stylish outfit to compile a swaggering playlist from last week’s topic

Michael Moloney

12, Nov, 2015 @12:00 PM

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