Ian Dury

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by Ian Dury

Biography

12 May 1942, Harrow, Middlesex, England, d. 27 March 2000, London, England. The long held claim of being born in Upminster, Essex has been ruined by the thorough research of his biographer Richard Balls. Dury moved around a lot in his early years; from Donegal in Ireland to Mevagissey in Cornwall. He settled in Cranham, Essex, a village at the posh end of Upminster, moving there with his mother at the age of 4. In 1949, the young Dury contracted polio, a crippling disease that was particularly... Read more

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