...Diagnosed with polio at an early age, Ian Dury developed a musical aesthetic that infused his ability within the burgeoning British new-wave movement of the 1970s. Dury was born in 1942, and his father was a chauffeur who took his family...
Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I: Media, Industry and Society
...Stiff was founded in London in July 1976 by artist-managers Dave Robinson and Jake Riviera (aka Andrew Jakeman). They were leading figures in the ‘pub rock’ scene of the early 1970s and, with £400 borrowed from the group Dr Feelgood...
...Ah—that “difficult” third album. It’s a funny old record. Funny ha-ha, funny peculiar. The “Scottish” album to use a Julian Cope-ism, coined to describe his own My Nation Underground LP when he deemed it as doomed as Macbeth. Laughter...
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