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Saturday 20th November 2021 | Venue 1
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Formed in 1977 to promote Ian Durys’ album ‘New Boots and Panties’ on the first Stiff Records tour of the U.K. – Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, Charlie Charles, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher – became known as The Blockheads.
As Ian Dury & The Blockheads they went back out on tour, and in 1978 released ‘What a Waste’ a single that reached #5 in the U.K. charts. They were then joined by saxophonist Davey Payne and toured the U.S.A supporting Lou Reed across the U.S.A.
In 1979 ‘Hit me with your Rhythm Stick’ (#1 in the UK charts) and ‘Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3’ (#3 in the UK charts) were released along with the classic ‘Do It Yourself’ LP.
In 1982 Ian Dury & The Blockheads disbanded until the early 1990’s when they reformed to perform at the ‘Madstock’ festival in Finsbury Park headlined by Madness.
+ special guest support:
CLIVE GREGSON from ANY TROUBLE
Clive Gregson was the leader of the new wave group Any Trouble who released some cherished recordings on Stiff Records between 1980-1984. Clive had a successful solo career and also worked alongside Christine Collister achieving worldwide success. Clive has toured and had songs covered by artists such as Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, Jimmy Buffet, Eddi Reader, Fairport Convention, Kim Carnes, Norma Waterson and more.