Ian Dury

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‘I don’t want my career resurrected!’ The last orders of pub rock pioneer Mickey Jupp
After emerging from the 60s R&B scene, the songwriter skirted greatness before all but retiring to Cumbria. Now, at 78, he’s been convinced to release a collection of songs from his secret archive

Dave Simpson

29, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Fred Cuming obituary
Landscape artist and teacher who captured the beauty of England’s cloudy and rainy skies

Charles Darwent

21, Jul, 2022 @4:12 PM

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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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