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Ian Dury: Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll
Ian Dury: Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll | Richard Balls
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Here is the complete, no-holds-barred biography of the late, great self-made Essex lad himself! The abrasive Dury always met life head on, in his relationships and in his music, and this acclaimed biography does not shrink from chronicling some of his darker moments as well as his triumphs. Author Richard Balls talked to over 50 of Dury's friends as well as Dury himself shortly before his death. Dury's extraordinary life was always a battle. As a rocker, lyricist, artist and actor he was unsentimental and uncompromising. As a man he was harder to fathom - until now. In this classic rock biography, the self-styled 'diamond geezer' stands revealed as a real diamond after all. This edition is updated to cover the release of the biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll, and includes original interviews with Oscar-winning actor Andy Serkis who portrayed Dury in the film.
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TheEllieMo
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Reasons to be #Cheerful Part III.

Ian Dury was an icon of the 70s.

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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻🎶 3y
CarolynM ❤️ 3y
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CarolynM ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Tonton Hit me with your rhythm stick https://g.co/kgs/fhQV7J 4y
EadieB @Tonton I like that song too but I never heard of Ian Dury until today. He definitely was crazy but reminds me of Mick Jagger. I like the sax player who played two sax at once. I like I Want To Be Straight too. (edited) 4y
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#MayLovesClassics #disability
I was lucky to have seen ian dury live and his lyrics are classic of modern music and both poetic and comic
I took this paragraph from his biography which quotes his lyrics from Spasticus Autisticus - his angry tirade against the year of the disabled.
This book is due a reread.

TrishB One of Hubby‘s favs too. 5y
Minervasbutler I loved Ian Dury, especially his first two albums. 5y
Tonton https://g.co/kgs/J9byK3 hit me with your rhythm stick and of course, reasons to be cheerful 😀 4y
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andrew61
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#eyesoncover #maybookflowers
I was struggling for a while on this one but then noticed this on my book shelf. I loved his music back in the day and was lucky to see him in the 1990's. A great cover photo and amazing eyes.

Hobbinol Indeed and I'm glad the biographer had the surname to write it! 6y
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arlenefinnigan
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#photoadaynov16 #disabilities
Remember when they played Spasticus Autisticus at the opening ceremony of the London Paralympics? God that was great.

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