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Billy Fury

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billy Fury, born Ronald William Wycherley (17 April 1940 - 28 January 1983), was an internationally successful English pop singer from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, and remained an active songwriter until the 1980s. Rheumatic fever, which he first contracted as a child, damaged his heart and ultimately contributed to his death. An early British rock and roll (and film) star, he equalled The Beatles' record of 24 hits in the 1960s, and spent 332 weeks on the UK charts, without a chart-topping single or album. Allmusic journalist, Bruce Eder, stated, "His mix of rough-hewn good looks and unassuming masculinity, coupled with an underlying vulnerability, all presented with a good voice and some serious musical talent, helped turn Fury into a major rock and roll star in short order". Others have suggested that it was Fury's "Elvis Presley-influenced, hip-swivelling, and at times highly suggestive stage act." Description above from the Wikipedia article Billy Fury, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Apr 17, 1940 In Liverpool, England
Movie/TV Credits:
7
First Appeared:
In the movie Play it Cool 1962-03-01
Latest Project:
Movie Billy Fury: The Sound of Fury 2015-08-03
Known For
Poster of Billy Fury: The Sound of Fury
Poster of That'll Be The Day
Poster of I've Gotta Horse
Poster of Ready Steady Go!
Filmography
Movie Billy Fury: The Sound of Fury 2015-08-03
Series Russell Harty Unknown 1980-10-28
Movie That'll Be The Day Stormy Tempest 1973-05-13
Movie I've Gotta Horse 1965-01-01
Series Top of the Pops Unknown 1964-01-01
Series Ready Steady Go! Unknown 1963-08-09
Movie Play it Cool 1962-03-01