389. Ian Dury

The witty lyrics of the Cockney voiced Ian Dury became a surprise hit in his native Britain. Originally a Pub Rocker, Dury delved into a Punk Rock and Disco to interesting results. With his backing band, The Blockheads, Ian Dury became a superstar in England, though his thick Cockney accent likely hampered him from American success. It is because of the latter that will keep the deceased Ian Dury from Cleveland enshrinement.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1999   Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Upminster, England)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Do It Yourself (1979)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll (Single, 1977){acepolls 383}

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