THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
268-Billy Fury-In Summer.
1963-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 0.38.There have been some great songs written about the summer,(see also best songs 1000 and 643,) but without trying to tease you too much the best summer song in the world ever is still to come.
Billy Fury was born Robert Wycherley in Liverpool on the 17,April 1940 and died in London 28,January 1983.As a child he contracted Rheumatic fever which damaged his heart and ultimately contributed to his death.
Wycherley introduced himself to Britain’s first major ‘Rock and Pop’ manager Larry Parnes in 1958 who immediately took him under his wing and gave him his stage name Billy Fury.It has been suggested Fury’s rapid rise to fame was due in some part to his Elvis Presley influenced hip swivelling,and at times highly suggestive stage act.
Fury was one of the first British Rock ‘N’ Roll acts, competing with contemporaries such as Cliff Richard and Marty Wilde.
His 1960 Album ‘The Sound Of Fury’ on which he wrote all ten tracks has been described as ‘the best Rock N Roll Album to come out of England’s beat boom of the late 1950’s.’
‘Walking with the boys,talking with girls,laughing with the boys and kissing all the girls.’
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