SJ3389 : Billy Fury Sculpture at the Albert Dock

taken 4 years ago, near to Birkenhead, Wirral, Great Britain

Billy Fury Sculpture at the Albert Dock
Billy Fury Sculpture at the Albert Dock
The Billy Fury sculpture is outside the Piermaster's House in the Albert Dock, overlooking the Mersey. The location was chosen partly because Ronnie Wycherley, as he was known then, worked as a deck hand on a Mersey tug boat for approximately two years from 1956, before he became famous.

Born Liverpool on 17 April 1940. He first found fame in the early 1960s and is remembered as one of the most famous stars in the history of British rock and roll. His total record sales were on a par with acts such as Elvis, The Beatles and Cliff Richard. After suffering a range of health problems, career decline and subsequent revival, Billy suffered a fatal heart attack in January 1983 and died at the age of only 42.

This statue, made by Liverpool sculptor Tom Murphy in 2003, was commissioned by ‘The Sound of Fury’ fan club following six years of fundraising. It was donated to National Museums Liverpool and was originally displayed in the courtyard of the former Museum of Liverpool Life, before moving to its current location in March 2007.

The flowers had been placed there the week before to celebrate what would have been his 75th birthday.

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Date Taken
Monday, 27 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 1 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events  Docks, Harbours 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 339 898 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.0793N 2:59.6931W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 339 898
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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