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Harley bikers in escort tribute to Billy Fury.

HARLEY-Davidson motorcycles escorted the mother and brother of Liverpool rock'n'roll legend Billy Fury to pay their respects on what would have been his 65th birthday.

The tribute followed a weekend of celebrations ofthe life and work of the pop star, who died aged 42 on January 28, 1983.

Billy's mother Jean Wycherley and his brother Albie rode in a blue Rolls-Royce from Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton to the Billy Fury statue at the Museum of Liverpool Life at the Albert Dock.

The drive followed a series of concerts at the Floral Pavilion theatre as part of the Billy Fury Rock'n'Roll Weekend 65th Birthday Special Billy had his big break in Wirral when he appeared at a concert at the Essoldo in Birkenhead in 1958.

Jean, who still lives in the Mossley Hill home her son bought for her, said: 'These kinds of tributes help keep his memory alive


TRIBUTE: Billy Fury's brother Albie Wycherley, centre, at the Museum of Liverpool Life with Northern Harley Club president Pete Smallwood, right, and club member Pete Hobart; Picture: EDDIE BARFORD
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 18, 2005
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