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Billy Fury: Halfway to Paradise

Mick Houghton, 'Love is the Drug' (Penguin Books), 1994

BILLY FURY, Britain's only authentic rock'n'roll singer, wrote most of his own material but had his most outstanding commercial success with big ballads like 'Halfway to Paradise'. This, coupled with what today's tabloids might call "smouldering good looks", meant he was the first star British women openly screamed at.

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