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Billy Fury

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Billy Fury: Fury Plans to Sing Blues

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 4 June 1960

BILLY FURY, the 19-year-old rock singer from Liverpool, enthused: "I must be Britain's number one fan of the blues." And he added: "In time, I ...

Billy Meets Billy – And Fury's Still A Liverpool Boy At Heart!

Report and Interview by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 1 November 1962

BILLY HATTON, bass guitarist with the Four Mosts, was re-united with a friend whom he had not seen for two years. The meeting took place ...

NMExclusive: Billy Fury by the Tornados

Interview by uncredited writer, New Musical Express, 22 February 1963

IT IS NOW almost fifteen months to the day that our group — itself only about six months old — played an audition to Billy ...

My Top Ten by Billy Fury

Interview by uncredited writer, New Musical Express, 12 July 1963

'DESTINY' by Johnnie Ray. — Before the days of rock 'n' roll, I was a great Johnnie Ray fan, following his career and records closely. ...

Billy Fury, The Tornados, Joe Brown et al: ABC Cinema, Croydon

Live Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 12 October 1963

WHEN LARRY Parnes puts out a touring show, he puts out a big 'un. He slams in plenty of acts, plenty of variety, plenty of ...

Billy Fury, The Tornados: It Took All Day — It Was Fantastic

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 16 November 1963


Billy Fury Off The Cuff

Interview by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, 6 June 1964

BILLY FURY – who's likely to be footsore and weary by the time you read this – was a worried man a few days ago. ...

Teledate with Billy Fury by Fab's Sylvia

Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, 29 August 1964

OFF-STAGE, Billy Fury is quiet and rather shy. But he has a wonderful sense of humour. And he's one of my favourite people; so I ...

Billy Fury: Billy's Horse — A Film Star Now!

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 23 January 1965

AS STANLEY Holloway would say, "Wiv a little bit of luck" Billy Fury should be better off by quite a few quid in three months' ...

Billy Fury: Billy's New Outlook

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 10 September 1965

HE WORE a small-brimmed leather trilby and a dark grey jacket, and in the palm of his hand he flicked a king-sized cigarette lighter. Like ...

Billy Fury: Long Wait For Billy's Next Disc

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 24 September 1965

IT WILL BE only a week or so to Christmas before Billy Fury records the follow-up to his current hit, 'Run To My Lovin' Arms' ...

When Your Favourites Go On Holiday, They Usually Have To Work!

Report and Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express Summer Special, 1966

WHEREVER YOU are on holiday this year... the chances are you may bump into your favourite pop star! Some of the biggest names in the ...

Singles by Ike & Tina Turner, the Animals, the Yardbirds et al

Review by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, 28 May 1966

Subdued Animals — smash hit! ...

Billy Fury and Larry Parnes

Report and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 7 January 1967

WE WERE talking about Billy Fury, Larry Parnes and I. Recalling, first of all, Bill's record of success over eight years, involving at the last ...

The Rolling Stones, Plastic Ono Band et al: New Singles

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 5 July 1969

ROLLING STONES: 'Honky Tonk Women'/'You Can't Always Get What You Want' (Decca). An important single for the Stones, but a disappointment for us . ...

Billy Fury: One of the First to Rock

Obituary by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 29 January 1983

Mick Brown pays tribute to the talents and the achievements of Billy Fury ...

Larry Parnes: The past master in idol speculation

Obituary by David Toop, The Times, 7 August 1989

David Toop on how Larry Parnes, who died last week, invented the British pop music star as a result of a meeting in a coffee ...

Billy Fury: Halfway to Paradise

Book Excerpt by 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 ...

Billy Fury: Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache

Retrospective by Bob Stanley, MOJO, February 1995

"There's only ever been two English rock'n'roll singers – Johnny Rotten and Billy Fury." – Ian Dury, 1978 ...

Billy was my hero

Retrospective by Bob Stanley, The Times, 20 January 2003

Billy Fury, who died 20 years ago, was a perfect but vulnerable pop star, says this lifelong fan. ...


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