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Billy Fury & The Four Jays - 1960 - The Sound Of Fury

Billy Fury, was an internationally successful English pop singer from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, and remained an active songwriter until the 1980s. Rheumatic fever, which he first contracted as a child, damaged his heart and ultimately contributed to his death. An early British rock and roll (and film) star, he equalled The Beatles' record of 24 hits in the 1960s, and spent 332 weeks on the UK charts, without a chart-topping single or album. Allmusic journalist, Bruce Eder, stated, "His 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 Fury into a major rock and roll star in short order". Others have suggested that it was Fury's "Elvis Presley-influenced, hip-swivelling, and at times highly suggestive stage act." The Sound Of Fury was the first album released by Billy Fury in 1960. Described as "the best rock & roll album to come out of England's original beat boom of the late 1950s", every one of the ten songs was written by Fury, whereas the debut albums of most artists contain covers of already-popular songs. The album was recorded in Decca Studio 3, West Hampstead, London, on 14 April 1960. It featured Joe Brown on guitar, Reg Guest on piano, and bassists Bill Stark or Alan Weighell. Andy White, known for his performance in The Beatles' first single "Love Me Do", is the drummer on the album. Providing backing vocals were the Four Jays.

01 - That's Love
02 - My Advice
03 - Phone Call
04 - You Don't Know
05 - Turn My Back On You
06 - Don't Say It's Over
07 - Since You've Been Gone
08 - It's You I Need
09 - Alright, Goodbye
10 - Don't Leave Me This Way

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