Thursday, March 25, 2021

Billy Fury [RIP] - Discography

BILLY FURY

Born: April 17, 1940 - Died: January 28, 1983
R.I.P.
In the early days of British rock & roll, there were dozens of contenders for stardom: Tommy Steele, Cliff Richard, and Marty Wilde were among the players who rose to the challenge for at least a few years. Billy Fury, by contrast, was the real article from day one, and never really surrendered the title. He was also the most prodigiously talented of his generation of British rock & roll singers, a songwriter of considerable ability, and a decent actor as well.

He was born Ronald Wycherley in Liverpool in 1940. A sickly child, he experienced his first bout of rheumatic fever at age six, the beginning of chronic health problems that would take his life before age 45. At 11, he started music lessons, taking up the piano, and he got his first guitar at age 14. By 1955, the skiffle boom had begun in England and Wycherley was leading his own local group, while earning money working on a tugboat and then as a stevedore. By 1958, Wycherley was playing locally, had won a talent competition, and was writing his own songs.

3 comments:

Aussie said...

Ozzieguy THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH 4 THE Billy Fury HE HAS A VERY SAID STORY ABOUT HIS LIFE ANS ITS A SHAME HE DIED YOUNG AND HIS MISSED FROM ALL OVER THE WORK I KNOW BECAUSE I'M A DJ A LOT OF CALLS COME IN 4 FOR HIM GOD BLESS HIM

Ozzieguy said...

Hi Aussie
Yes a very sad story for sure, such a talented guy and sorely missed that is for sure. Bless him. Hope that you have many more calls for him :-)
Best Wishes
Ozzieguy

Trevor said...

In my unhumble opinion, Billy Fury was/is by far England's greatest "Rock'N'Roll" artist.
Apparently very shy but on stage an entirely different person.Sadly, although I have seen many top artists perform, not him.Also there is little video of him performing.. Although from London,in the 60's I was in the northen city of Scunthorpe where I met a young lady who had seen Billy on stage. She said "He was disgusing". I said "Why"?
She replied, "He had this huge bulge in the front of his trousers"!( Lead piping?!)