Billy Fury bronze plaque in Liverpool

Billy Fury
(Ronald Wycherley)
17th April 1940 - 28th January 1983
Legendary British Rock 'N' Roll
star, major UK Chart artist,
outstanding and charismatic
live performer, songwriter,
animal lover and gentle man.

This statue has been achieved through the dedication of Bill Fury fans
worldwide. Sculpted by fellow Liverpudlian,
Tom Murphy.

Billy Fury (17 April 1940 – 28 January 1983), born Ronald Wycherley, was an internationally successful English singer from the late-1950s to the mid-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 chart, 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 Fury's rapid rise to prominence was due to his "Elvis Presley-influenced, hip-swivelling, and at times highly suggestive stage act."

Source: dbpedia

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