Billy Fury

1940 - 1983

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Ronald Wycherley (17 April 1940 – 28 January 1983), better known as Billy Fury, was an English singer, musician, songwriter, and actor. An early star of both rock and roll and films, he equalled the Beatles' record of 24 hits in the 1960s and spent 332 weeks on the UK chart, though he never had a chart-topping single or album.AllMusic journalist Bruce Eder stated that Fury's "mix of rough-hewn good looks and unassuming masculinity, coupled with an underlying vulnerability, all presented with a good voice and some serious musical talent, helped turn [him] into a major rock and roll star in short order". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Fury has received more than 1,110,437 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Billy Fury is the 1,623rd most popular singer (down from 1,581st in 2019), the 4,328th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 174th most popular British Singer.

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  • 17

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Among singers, Billy Fury ranks 1,623 out of 3,541Before her are Nelson Eddy, Jan Peerce, Eddie Money, Irma Thomas, Raekwon, and Joey Belladonna. After her are Tones and I, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Alesha Dixon, Rakim, Redfoo, and Benjamin Biolay.

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Among people born in 1940, Billy Fury ranks 423Before her are Manfred Manglitz, Otacílio Gonçalves, Alexander Almetov, Viktor Kuzkin, Tom Brokaw, and Fontella Bass. After her are Lamar Alexander, Phelekezela Mphoko, Ellie Greenwich, Elwyn Berlekamp, Stanislav Stepashkin, and Miguel Ángel Loayza. Among people deceased in 1983, Billy Fury ranks 199Before her are Sabin Carr, Merle Travis, Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, André Chamson, Derek J. de Solla Price, and Eubie Blake. After her are Walter Slezak, Pedro Quartucci, Kai Winding, Frank Forde, William Demarest, and Keith Holyoake.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Billy Fury ranks 4,328 out of 6,924Before her are Gareth Barry (1981), Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge (1785), John Simon, 1st Viscount Simon (1873), Bob Crompton (1879), Sam Houser (1972), and Diana Wynyard (1906). After her are David C. Jewitt (1958), Henry Seebohm (1832), Thomas Brisbane (1773), David Hampshire (1917), Alesha Dixon (1978), and Gordon Thomas (1921).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Billy Fury ranks 174Before her are Julie Driscoll Tippetts (1947), George Ezra (1993), Vashti Bunyan (1945), Sam Brown (1964), Tricky (1968), and Jessie J (1988). After her are Alesha Dixon (1978), Anne-Marie (1991), Steve Strange (1959), Graham Parker (1950), Lynsey de Paul (1948), and Dani Filth (1973).