2013 marks the 30th anniversary of Billy Fury’s untimely death and the music of Britain’s own Elvis, is celebrated by Michael King and his fantastic musicians in The Billy Fury Years, at Congress Theatre, Eastbourne on Friday, May 24.
This concert will celebrate the music of a true Rock ‘n’ Roll icon. Lip curled and smouldering sexiness, Billy was a musical superstar who scored more hit records in the Sixties than The Beatles.
Michael King performs this uncannily accurate tribute which includes Billy’s hits, many which he wrote himself, including; I Will, Halfway To Paradise, It’s Only Make Believe, Like I’ve Never Been Gone, Maybe Tomorrow, Colette and of course A Thousand Stars.
The show is further enhanced by numerous costume changes which reflect Billy’s ever changing style and special video and audio effects.
Selling more records for Decca than any other artist - including The Rolling Stones, Billy truly was a megastar who had 28 hit singles between 1958 and 1984 and spent more than 280 weeks in the charts despite never achieving a number one hit. In 1983 Billy Fury died prematurely, after suffering years of ill health which started when he was just a child.
Despite his premature death Fury remains an iconic figure of the British Rock ‘n’ Roll scene.
Such is his popularity that in 2007 a bronze statue of Billy was unveiled at the Liverpool Albert Dock and in 2011 ‘Billy Fury Way’ was opened in London.