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Today's birthdays include bandleader Gordon Jenkins and jazz trombonist Jack Jenney in 1910; Burt Bacharach, who was born in 1928 (age 75); Ian Dury and Billy Swan, both in 1942 (age 61); David Walker, keyboardist with Gary Lewis and the Playboys, in 1943
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks, who was born in 1950 (age 53); Walt Stocker of the Babys in 1953 (age 50); Andrew Farris of INXS in 1959 (age 44); Brazilian singer/actress Xuxa in 1963 (age 40); and Mariah Carey in 1970 (age 33).
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Burt Bacharach, who was born in 1928 (age 74); Ian Dury and Billy Swan, both in 1942 (age 60); David Walker, keyboardist with Gary Lewis and the Playboys, in 1943 (age 59); Jayotis Washington of the Persuasions in 1945 (age 57);
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 27) Today's birthdays include Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks, who was born in 1950 (age 52); Walt Stocker of the Babys in 1953 (age 49); Andrew Farris of INXS in 1959 (age 43); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 23) Today's birthdays include Doc Watson in 1923 (age 79); Ric Ocasek, formerly of The Cars, who was born in 1949 (age 53); Chaka Khan, whose real name is Yvette Marie Stevens, in 1953 (age 49); ...
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Ian Robins Dury (12 May 1942 – 27 March 2000) was an English rock and roll singer, songwriter, and bandleader who initially rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and New Wave era of rock music. He is best known as founder, frontman, and lead singer of the British band Ian Dury and the Blockheads, who, with other bands like the Talking Heads, ushered in the New Wave era.

As a songwriter, his authorship of popular songs of the time, in particular, a classic single, "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll", is often overlooked by critics and fans alike, though it has been performed and quoted by countless musicians since it was written. Dury somehow never got the recognition of a historically notable songwriter, whose song summed up the credo of an unquestionable number of rock and roll musicians both before him, and to follow, whereas for other artists such a song often makes them a household name.

Dury was born at his parents' home at 43 Weald Rise, Harrow Weald, Harrow (although he often claimed, and all but one of his obituaries in the national press stated, that he was born in Upminster, Essex). His father, William, was a bus-driver and ex boxer, while his mother Margaret (known as Peggy) was a Health Visitor, the daughter of a Cornish doctor, and grand-daughter of an Irish landowner.

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