SJ3389 : Billy Fury Statue, Albert Dock, Liverpool

taken 10 years ago, near to Birkenhead, Wirral, Great Britain

Billy Fury Statue, Albert Dock, Liverpool
Billy Fury Statue, Albert Dock, Liverpool
The Billy Fury sculpture can be seen overlooking the River Mersey, outside the Piermaster's House in the Albert Dock. This is an appropriate location as Billy (Ronnie Wycherley) worked as a deck hand on the Mersey tug boat The Formby for two years. He had to give this job up due to rheumatic fever. He taught himself to play the guitar and write songs from an early age, and was able to make this his career. He wrote all the ten songs on his first album, 'The Sound of Fury'. Unfortunately his health problems caught up with him, and he suffered a fatal heart attack in January 1983 and died at the age of only 42. The floral tributes on his statue indicate his continuing popularity. This statue was commissioned by ‘The Sound of Fury’ fan club and made by Liverpool sculptor Tom Murphy in 2003.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 1 July, 2007
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Sculpture   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 339 898 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.0520N 2:59.7376W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 339 898
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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