Posts tagged with 'billy fury'
17 April 2013 by Kay
Today, 17 April, is Billy Fury’s birthday. Many of his fans, some from across the world, will be in the city to celebrate and remember him. This year is especially poignant as it is the 30th anniversary of his death.
During the 1950s Billy was one of the biggest hit makers in the country. Billy Fury was born Ron Wycherley in 1940. He left school at 15 and, inspired by country music, began writing songs. Billy was the first musician from Liverpool to release a whole album of original material; The Sound of Fury. He is Liverpool’s first rock and roll star and is considered Britain’s greatest.
2 March 2012 by Lucy
Michael Parkinson’s Billy Fury show is at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton for one night only on Sunday 1 April 2012.
We have five pairs of tickets up for grabs so all you need to do is answer this question: Whose favourite hat is next to Billy Fury’s first guitar in the Liverpool Sound music exhibition in the Wondrous Place gallery of the Museum of Liverpool?
Email your answer, using this contact form.
Competition closes Sunday 25 March 2012. Read more…
4 November 2010 by Lucy
Today, I went along to see Billy Fury’s statue, which is positioned next to the Piermaster’s House at the Albert Dock.
After over six years of fundraising by the Sound of Fury Fan Club, the statue – created by sculptor Tom Murphy – was revealed in April 2003. The unveiling at the old Museum of Liverpool Life was a fantastic occasion witnessed by the many involved in the project, and those who simply wanted to honour the memory of the rock ‘n’ roll legend. Read more…
9 April 2010 by Sam
True legends never fade away but achieve an iconic status and a special place in our hearts. This certainly seems to be true of one of Liverpool’s first rock stars – Billy Fury, who would have been 70 next week.
Billy is commemorated with a striking sculpture in the Albert Dock – a fitting location as he worked as a deck hand on the Mersey tug boat The Formby before he found fame.
The sculpture is popular with fans, tourists and photographers – as you can see in our Billy Fury sculpture group on Flickr. The number of photos in the group is growing all the time, a testament to Billy’s lasting appeal. There’s also an incredible variety with people continually finding new and imaginative ways of depicting the sculpture – such as Paul Gallagher’s photo of Billy playing yo yo with the sun above. Read more…