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Ian Dury 1942 - 2000

Charlie Gillett, The Observer, 29 March 2000

THE FIRST TIME I saw Ian Dury was at the Tally Ho in Kentish Town in 1972, when he had just started to play in London pubs with Kilburn and the High Roads. I was immediately transfixed by a band that didn’t look like a band, but seemed to have been formed spontaneously by six people who had just met at the bus stop outside.

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