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Billy Fury

stagename of Ronald Wycherley, Liverpool 1940 - London 1983
English musician and actor
Tom Murphy

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Statue of Billy Fury during a performance.


Liverpool - Billy Fury

(ronald wycherley)
17th april 1940 - 28th january 1983
legendary british rock 'n' roll
star, major uk chart artist,
outstanding and charismatic
live performer, songwriter,
animal lover and gentleman.
this statue has been achieved through the
dedication of billy fury fans worldwide.
sculpted by fellow liverpudlian
tom murphy.
this statue was donated
to the nation by
- official billy fury fan club.
it was unveiled on the 19th april 2003
by the legendary mr. jack good
and cllr. eddie clein, assisted by the
guest of honour, mrs. jean wycherley
& in the presence of billy's family,
friends and fans worldwide

Information Sign

Sculpture of Billy Fury (1940-1983)
by Tom Murphy

Billy Fury, one of the most famous stars of British Rock
and Roll was born Ronald Wycherley in Liverpool on
17th April 1940.

After leaving school, he worked as a deck hand on the
Mersey tug boats, but music was always his first love.
He taught himself to play the guitar and was a talented

After being signed by music agent Larry Parnes at the
age of 18, he adopted the stage name Billy Fury.
Amongst his many hits were 'Half Way to Paradise' and
'Wondrous Place'. Billy's total record sales were on a par
with acts such as Elvis, The Beatles and Cliff Richard.

After suffering life-long health problems, Billy had a
heart attack in 1983 and died, aged just 42.

This Statue, made by Liverpool sculptor Tom Murphy
in 2003, was very kindly donated to National Museums
Liverpool by 'The Sound of Fury' fan club, as a lasting
tribute to Billy, one of Liverpool's greatest stars.

You can see and hear more about Billy in the Museum
of Liverpool's Wondrous Place gallery.


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