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EXCLUSIVE LONDON SHOW
Ian Dury And The Blockheads 1977-2000
The Blockheads are Chaz Jankel/Norman Watt-Roy/John Turnbull/Mick
Gallagher/Derek the Draw/Dylan Howe (Steve Howe’s son)/Gilad Atzmon/Dave
Celebrating the genius of Ian Dury, one of the world’s greatest ever performers, The Blockheads enjoyed five hit singles and two Top Ten albums between 1978 and 1980, and lots of humorous Dury songs such as “Blockheads”, “Sweet Gene Vincent”, “Clever Trevor”, Billericay Dickie”, “Wake Up & Make Love To Me”.
Formed in 1977 to promote the best selling 'New Boots and Panties' album, 'The Blockheads' (a reference to a song on Ian's album) & cut the chart hit 'What a Waste' & toured the US with Lou Reed.Guitarist Chaz Jankel composed the number one hit record, 'Hit me with your Rhythm Stick' & the 'Do it Yourself' album with Ian , followed by yet another hit 'Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3'.
Wilko Johnson joined the ranks for the 'Laughter' & the singles, 'I Want to be Straight' and 'Supermans Big Sister'. The band disbanded between 82 & 87 before a ground breaking Japanese tour & the live in 'Warts & Audience' cd recorded at the Brixton Academy in December 1990.
The band starred at 1994’s “Madstock” festival & toured until Ian was too ill for the road but he was determined to cut the final 'Mr. Lovepants' album The final .Ian Dury & The Blockheads perfromance was February 6th 2000 at The London Palladium. Ian sadly died at 9am on 27th March 2000.
“The Boom Boom date was scheduled to commememorate the 30th anniversary of recording the best selling ‘New Boots & Panties’” (Mick Gallagher)
The Blockheads now tour again with occasional guest including Phil Jupitus, cutting the “Live from The Desk, Vols 1&2” and “Where’s The Party” albums.
Expect the biggest fun filled funky party in town!