Billy Fury

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Descriptive "tags": 60s rock n roll rockabilly british invasion oldies rock and roll pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Ronald Wycherley, 17 April 1940, Dingle, Liverpool, England, d. 28 January 1983, London, England. An impromptu audition in a Birkenhead dressing room resulted in Wycherley joining Larry Parnes’ management stable. The entrepreneur provided the suitably enigmatic stage name, and added the aspirant to the bill of a current package tour. Fury enjoyed a UK Top 20 hit with his debut single, ‘Maybe Tomorrow’, in 1959 and the following year completed The Sound Of Fury, which consisted entirely of the artist’s own songs. Probably Britain’s finest example of the rockabilly genre, it owed much of its authenticity to sterling support from guitarist Joe Brown, while the Four Jays provided backing vocals. However, Fury found his greatest success with a series of dramatic ballads which, in suggesting a vulnerability, enhanced the singer’s undoubted sex appeal. His stylish good looks complemented a vocal prowess blossoming in 1961 with a cover version...

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