My biography of Ian Dury is due to be published in 2010, a year that marks the tenth anniversary of Ian's death and also sees the release of 'Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll', a biopic starring Andy Serkis.
I felt compelled to write Ian's biography shortly after completing 'No Sleep Till Canvey Island - The Great Pub Rock Revolution'. During my research for that book I met with Ian a number of times, primarily to talk about the pub rock era. My extensive interviews with Ian form the backbone of my new book with valued contributions from scores of interviewees including Peter Blake, Humphrey Ocean, Denise Roudette, Charlie Gillett, Dave Robinson of Stiff Records, Malcolm McLaren, members of Kilburn and the High Roads and the Blockheads and Sophy, Jemima and Baxter Dury.
I will be writing here about the evolution of the biography and its path to publication, hopefully with some interview snippets and photographs.