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No. 20: ‘Peter the Painter’ – Ian Dury (1984)

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  • ‘Peter the Painter’ – Ian Dury (1984)

    Homage to one of our greatest talents

    ‘He was a great poet, wasn’t he? In the same vein as Betjeman or Roger McGough. He used words beautifully, because he was interested in words. He always had dictionaries around him. He loved words. I really admired his portrayal of characters in his songs, he could give you a sense of a person in very few lyrical brushstrokes.’ Sir Peter Blake speaking to Time Out about Ian Dury

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