Ian Dury
Date of Birth
May 12, 1942
Birth Place:
Upminster, Essex, England

Biography

The British have a long-standing reputation for loving their eccentrics and few made a better career out of their quirks than musician and actor Ian Dury. Born in Upminster, Essex, on May 12, 1942, Dury contracted polio at the age of seven, damaging both his left hand and his right leg and resulting in a two-year stay in the hospital. After attending a school for the handicapped, Dury developed an...