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But he fought against this, and his natural shyness, to go on and spend more than 280 weeks in the charts, enjoying 11 top 10 hits and 26 top 40 hits between 1959 and 1966. They included Halfway To Paradise, Jealousy, Wondrous Place, In Thoughts of You, Colette, Last Night Was Made For Love and When Will You Say I Love You? Find sources: "Billy Fury"– news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR ( July 2018) ( Learn how and when to remove this template message)

The Beatles Bible - Live: Blue Angel, Liverpool – audition for Larry Parnes". The Beatles Bible. 10 May 1960 . Retrieved 7 December 2019. In 1999, a TV documentary about Fury called Halfway to Paradise was broadcast on the BBC channel, narrated by Ian Dury. Between 1999 and 2000, the song " Wondrous Place", a favourite of Fury's (he re-recorded it at least three times during his career), later received wide airplay on British television when it was used as the theme for a Toyota Yaris car advertisement. In 2005, Spencer Leigh from BBC Radio Merseyside published a biography book about Fury called Wondrous Face – The Billy Fury Story. In 2008, a biographical documentary film Billy Fury: His Wondrous Story was released on DVD. [14] Now it’s seeing the light of day 30 years on, and the sleeve artwork includes Billy’s handwritten lyrics and two photos of him from 1982.” Wright, Jade (1 June 2015). "Watch: Billy Fury to be celebrated in new film premiering in Liverpool". Liverpoolecho.co.uk . Retrieved 22 January 2018.

Last Night Was Made for Love" is a song by English singer Billy Fury, released as a single in April 1962. It peaked at number 4 on the Record Retailer Top 50. [2] Release and reception [ edit ]

Heart and Soul; 17 Playin' The Clown; 18 Come On Baby; 19 Watcha Gonna Do; 20 True To You; 21 Marble And Iron; 22 Who Needs Love; 23 She's So Beautiful; 24 Mr Bus Driver; 25 Singin' The Blues; 26 Wondrous Place; 27 I Know I've Got A Heart. In 1987, Fury was featured on the cover of the Smiths' last single, " Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me". The singer and songwriter was plagued by ill-health, with bouts of rheumatic fever as a six and seven-year-old leading to five three-month spells in Alder Hey children’s hospital and the weakening of his heart valves. CODE NUMBERS: In response to requests from collectors, who have found these reference numbers of value, I guarantee that no changes will be made to the numbers of records and CDs after 30 September 2000. In 2010, Camden Council named a previously unnamed alleyway "Billy Fury Way" in his honour. It starts just off Finchley Road near Finchley Road & Frognal station and runs to West Hampstead Station. [18] He had recorded at the nearby Decca Studios. The alleyway was decorated with a large mural of his face (at the West Hampstead end), which was unveiled and blessed on Friday 29 July 2011. [19]

John Lennon photographed getting Billy Fury's autograph, 10 May 1960". Beatles Source . Retrieved 7 December 2019.

In 1973, Fury emerged from a period of semi-retirement to appear as 'Stormy Tempest' in the film That'll Be the Day. [8] The film starred David Essex and Ringo Starr; it was roughly based on the early days of the Beatles. Starr was from the Dingle area of Liverpool, as was Fury, and had originally played drums for Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, whom the Stormy Tempest group were said to be modelled on. Fury's life was dramatised for BBC Radio 4 in 1994 as a play called The Sound of Fury, written by Mike Walker and starred Anton Lesser as Fury. [21] This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sourcesin this section. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Fury married Judith Hall in May 1969, but later left her for heiress Lisa Voice. They lived together in London, and sometimes on Fury's farm in Wales, from 1971 until his death, although they were leading separate lives for the last two years. [15] Death [ edit ] Billy Fury's grave at Mill Hill Cemetery Billy Fury tribute show in Rhyl - Daily Post". Archived from the original on 11 April 2018 . Retrieved 11 April 2018.

Last Night Was Made for Love" was written by Alan Fielding who also went on to write another top-five hit for Fury, " When Will You Say I Love You". The B-side, "A King for Tonight" was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman and had been originally released by American singer Barry Darvell as a single in February 1962. [3] Geoff, who performed at the Cavern in the 1960s as lead guitarist with The Zephyrs and Ray Malcolm and The Sunsets, adds: “Being a long-time fan it was thrilling to be involved with the CD. The tape I was given wasn’t very good quality. It was Billy sitting at home playing his guitar with a lady playing on a keyboard. CD9 - ROUGH DIAMONDS AND PURE GEMS/CD21 - HALFWAY TO THE HITS (Don't miss this insight into the Halfway To The Hits sleeve notes) Producer, songwriter and musician Geoff Taggart, who still lives in St Helens, believes Billy was ahead of his time: “He was an original. As well as being a great singer he was a great songwriter and wrote all the songs on his first album and his first singles.”

a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19thed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p.217. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. Colin Paul – who does several Billy Fury tribute shows each year, including one at the Adelphi in Liverpool – sings on the CD, which includes a short snippet of Billy rehearsing In Danger, a finished version (credited to Fury/Taggart) and two new Taggart/Newcombe songs: She Wrote and She Should Be Dancing With Me. Wycherley went to meet pop manager and impresario Larry Parnes at the Essoldo Theatre in Birkenhead, [7] hoping to interest one of Parnes' protégés, singer Marty Wilde, in some of the songs he had written. Instead, in an episode that has since become pop music legend, Parnes pushed young Wycherley up on stage right away. [5] He was such an immediate success that Parnes signed him, added him to his tour, and renamed him "Billy Fury". [8] However, his early sexual and provocative stage performances received censure, and he was forced to tone them down. [5] In October 1959, the UK music magazine, NME, commented that Fury's stage antics had been drawing much press criticism. [9]

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