His private life is complicated as, separated from the tolerant Betty with whom he remains friends but refuses to divorce for many years, he lives with the much younger Denise along with his adored son Baxter, who will himself become a performer. Ian dies in , having packed an enormous amount of living into a comparatively short life. Written by don minifie A career-defining performance from Andy Serkis He literally inhabits this physically and emotionally demanding role.
The film does not sugar-coat the fact the Dury was a hard man to be around. While this might sound like a mish-mash, it certainly reflects those same artistic elements and chaos of the times. Yet the movie never loses it's narrative thru-line. A must-see, even more so for those who remember.
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To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. Very thoroughly researched - indispensible. A" Time Out A refreshingly honest, moving account. Richard Balls is the author of two books: He was journalist for 20 years, starting his career in local papers in London before moving to Dublin, where he wrote for a range of national papers including the Sunday Press, Sunday Times and Irish Times.
In he joined the Eastern Daily Press and was appointed news editor of the Norwich Evening News before moving into communications.
He lives in Norwich with his wife and two daughters. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Goofs In the end titles one song is named as "If I was a woman" the actual title is "If I was with a woman". Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Because the book is neither glowing or disparaging I found it a well-balanced read of this talented songwriter and recommended it for those interested in the music of those times. Want to Read saving…. While this might sound like a mish-mash, it certainly reflects those same artistic elements and chaos of the times. Martin Mcnair rated it really liked it Jan 08, The result, too often, rings like a missed beat.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. Here is the complete, no-holds-barred biography of the late, great self-made Essex lad himself! The abrasive Dury always met life head on, in his relationships and in his music, and this acclaimed biography does not shrink from chronicling some his darker moments as well as his triumphs.
Author Richard Balls talked to over 50 of Dury's friends as well as Dury himself shortly before his death. Dury's extraordinary life was always a battle.
As rocker, lyricist, artist and actor he was unsentimental and uncompromising. As a man he was harder to fathom until now.
In this classic rock biography, the self styled diamond geezer stands revealed as a real diamond after all. Read more Read less. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
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Sex & Drugs & Rock'N'roll has 69 ratings and 12 reviews. Pete said: Well, the first thing I think is that the title of this book is incorrect. Goodreads. Buy Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll: The Life of Ian Dury 3rd Revised edition by Richard Balls (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low .