In a new book called Song by Song, author Jim Drury talks to each of the remaining members of his band, The Blockheads
, about their charismatic leader.
The Hammersmith concert is something of a McGuffin as every recognisable hit from the Blockheads
is performed by a tight back line set up to resemble a Saturday night pub gig.
Ellie's funny spin on pressure to have a baby THEATRE an Dury rose to fame in the Seventies as lead singer of the Blockheads
, overcoming a crippling disability caused by childhood polio.
with tickets to see The Blockheads
who are visiting Edinburgh tomorrow to pay tribute to their late lead singer Ian Dury.
He portrays the singer as he struggles with polio and self-destructive urges before finding fame with The Blockheads
But much like Elvis Costello's Attractions, as was, the Blockheads
band were such an integral part of Ian Dury's success that it's hard to imagine the charismatic singer ever making a career without their sublime arrangements and funky grooves and likewise, the thought of the band packing up and quitting would be an added tragedy such was their excellence and influence on other muscians who followed.
Team Frank and the Lego Blockheads
, from Cullercoats Primary School, in North Tyneside, will compete in the Institution of Engineering and Technology's First Lego League competition on Sunday and could win a trip to the USA to take part in the global final.
Sunday got off to a good start with the Blow Monkeys defying the rain and The Blockheads
giving us many Reasons To Be Cheerful.
THE headline act for the 15th ever Llangollen Fringe Festival have been announced - legendary new wave funk outfit The Blockheads
chain in New York City, however, offers a drink that's been compared to a margarita on steroids.
Walking tours on offer include from pubs, priests and prostitutes, a heritage trail and boobies and blockheads
, which will give an insight into Dr Johnson.
But the man playing the former leader of the Blockheads
in the touring show, Hit Me