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Billy Fury


Billy Fury was one of Liverpool's great musical talents of the 1950s and 1960s. Born in 1940, he died in London in 1983. Tom Murphy, a Liverpool Sculptor, was commisioned to produce a statue of him and in 2003 the Sound of Fury Fan Club donated it to National Museums Liverpool and it now stands at the Albert Dock, next to the Craggs Raleigh sculpture.

it is quite difficult to ge a decent picture of this statue having tried quite a few times with different approaches so I had to go in close, to add more interest I did change the sky as well.

Billy Fury


Billy Fury was one of Liverpool's great musical talents of the 1950s and 1960s. Born in 1940, he died in London in 1983. Tom Murphy, a Liverpool Sculptor, was commisioned to produce a statue of him and in 2003 the Sound of Fury Fan Club donated it to National Museums Liverpool and it now stands at the Albert Dock, next to the Craggs Raleigh sculpture.

it is quite difficult to ge a decent picture of this statue having tried quite a few times with different approaches so I had to go in close, to add more interest I did change the sky as well.

comments (6)

I saw Billy fury on stage in 1963 I think it was on one of the old one nighter tours. He was on with Joe Brown. Probably two of the only performers of the early 60's who were actually good live.

A great picture of a singer whose records I still play.
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, never did take to him myself but I do believe he was quite a good artist.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Dec 2008, 10:32
Excellent composition. The sky goes well with his name.
Les Auld: Indeed it does Louis, thanks for the comment.
Like Bill I saw Billy Fury on stage, at Yarmouth, Marty wilde was on the same bill. I have just bought a CD of his greatest hits. Great picture Les particularly with that backdrop.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, appreciate the comment.
Lovely lovely capture
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment, thanks.
Very well done - Could be in a book !
Les Auld: It may well end up in one Zeb, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 8 Dec 2008, 23:01
I think the sky is perfect for this statue - which is incredibly good.
Les Auld: Thanks Ellie, It was the end result of intense deliberation on just how I should present the statue, or perhaps a quick skim through my skies folder for something suitable but without much thought. Appreciate the comment.

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