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William (Billy) Fury

1940-1982
Pop singer


Billy Fury was a member of the Larry Parnes stable of singers in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  He was born on April 17, 1940, in Smithdown Hospital, Liverpool, later Sefton General Hospital, weighing.   Initially, his father Albert, a wartime soldier who became a shoemaker, and mother Sarah Jane (known as Jean) Wycherley (born March 25 1921), planned to call him Kenneth, but this was soon changed to Ronald.     While living at 34 Haliburton Street, Liverpool. Ron attended St Silas's Infants' School (the same school as Ringo Starr).  His 11 releases covered a bewildering variety of styles.

He appeared in a number of films, 1962 “Play It Cool”, 1966 “I've Gotta Horse”, and in 1973 “That'll Be The Day”,

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