The 76 Club
A Musical Heritage
Lead Vocals – Ian Dury
Piano – Russell Hardy
Lead Guitar – Keith Lucas
Bass – Humphrey Ocean
Kilburn and the High Roads at The 76 Club
YOUR MEMORIES OF THIS 76 CLUB GIG
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The group were formed in 1971 by Ian Dury, Russell Hardy and 2 of Dury’s students who he was teaching at Canterbury College of Art. They played their first gig at Croydon School of Art later that year. Kilburn & the High Roads opened for The Who on their 1973 Christmas Tour. They went on to make 2 studio albums before splitting in 1977, when Dury then went on to form The Blockheads. Dury did however return to Kilburns music in 1983 to produce the best of Kilburn & The High Roads.
Best Of (1983)
Beats And Ballads (1982)
Rough Kids (1974)
Crippled With Nerves (1975)
DID YOU KNOW?
Ian Dury contracted polio aged 7 from a swimming pool in Southend.
In 1964 Ian Dury studied at The Royal College of Art under British artist Peter Blake.
Kilburn & the High Roads bass player Humphrey Ocean’s etching, Black Love Chair is on the cover of Paul McCartney’s 2007 album “Memory Almost Full”.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Ian Dury went on to have major success with The Blockheads but died in 2000 aged 57.
Keith Lucas went on to be the guitarist in punk band 999 under the name of Nick Cash.
Humphrey Ocean went on to paint Paul McCartney’s portrait in 1983 and the poet Philip Larkin for the National Portrait Gallery
DATES AT THE 76 CLUB
Friday 9th April 1976