Ian Dury

Ian Dury hit songs and albums
Ian Dury was born May 12, 1942 in Harrow, Middlesex and was an English singer-songwriter, poet and actor. Ian Dury developed polio when he was seven years old, which went on to inform a lot of his work, such as the banned song Spasticus Autisticus. Dury started his musical career in December 1971 when he formed the pub rock outfit Kilburn and the High Roads while he was teaching at Canterbury College of Art, who recorded a couple of albums before splitting in 1975. Ian Dury then formed the Blockheads with musician Chaz Jankel, when he was caught by the new wave bug, and racked up a string of hit songs such as Reasons To Be Cheerful, What A Waste and the 1979 UK Official Singles Chart Number 1 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. The band's albums include New Boots and Panties! (with a cover co-star of his son Baxter, now a hitmaker in his own right) and Do It Yourself. Ian Dury enjoyed film success in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and Judge Dredd. Ian Dury died of metastatic colorectal cancer on 27 March 2000, aged 57. Image: Clare Muller/Pymca/Shutterstock
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    UK Number 1s
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    UK Top 10s
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    UK Top 40s
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    UK Top 75s
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    Weeks at Number 1
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    Weeks in Top 10
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    Weeks in Top 40
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    Weeks in Top 75
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    UK Number 1s
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    UK Top 10s
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    UK Top 40s
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    UK Top 75s
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    Weeks at Number 1
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    Weeks in Top 10
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    Weeks in Top 40
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    Weeks in Top 75
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
29.04.
1978
WHAT A WASTE
IAN DURY
STIFF BUY27
09 12 00
04.08.
1979
REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL, PART 3
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
STIFF BUY50
03 08 00
30.08.
1980
I WANT TO BE STRAIGHT
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
STIFF BUY90
22 07 00
15.11.
1980
SUEPERMAN'S BIG SISTER
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
STIFF BUY100
51 03 00
12.11.
1983
REALLY GLAD YOU CAME
NO-LABEL MIUCT1868
98 01 00
Buy
25.05.
1985
55 04 00
Buy
26.10.
1985
PROFOUNDLY IN LOVE WITH PANDORA
EMI EM5534
45 05 00
Buy
27.07.
1991
HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK '91
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
FLYING FLYR1
73 01 00
Buy
11.03.
2000
DRIP FED FRED
MADNESS FT IAN DURY
VIRGIN VSCDT1768
55 02 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
22.10.
1977
NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
STIFF SEEZ4
05 89 00
02.06.
1979
DO IT YOURSELF
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
STIFF SEEZ14
02 19 00
06.12.
1980
LAUGHTER
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
STIFF SEEZ30
48 03 00
10.10.
1981
LORD UPMINSTER
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
POLYDOR POLD5042
53 04 00
Buy
04.02.
1984
4000 WEEKS HOLIDAY
POLYDOR POLD5112
54 02 00
Buy
11.07.
1998
MR LOVE PANTS
IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS
RONNIE HARRIS DUR1
57 02 00
09.10.
1999
REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL - VERY BEST OF
IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS
EMI 5228882
40 04 00
Buy
30.03.
2002
TEN MORE TURNIPS FROM THE TIP
IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS
RONNIE HARRIS DUR2
60 01 00
25.02.
2006
REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL - THE BEST OF
MUSIC CLUB DELUXE MCDLX016
80 04 00
Buy
23.01.
2010
SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL
IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS
DMG TV DMGTV038
51 02 00