Ian Dury

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Birthday
12, 1942
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 27, 2000 (57)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
12, 1942
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 27, 2000 (57)

About

Singer, songwriter, and actor who founded and was the lead singer of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, a rock 'n' roll band known for singles like "What a Waste."

Before Fame

He painted commercial illustrations for The Sunday Times in the 1970s. One of his first bands was called Kilburn & the High Roads.

Trivia

He appeared on television in the U.K. to promote safer sex after AIDS came into prominence.

Family Life

He married sculptress Sophy Tilson in 1996.

Associated With

He was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, as was Robin Gibb.