Name: Ian Dury & The BlockheadsTrack name: My Old Man
Hometown: ‘Kilburn High Road’
Who? Noted rhythm stick operator.
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Why now? Taking inspiration from this track, Q’s Features Editor Ted Kessler publishes his new book today (26 May) which features a host of people writing about their fathers. Entitled My Old Man: Tales Of Our Fathers, the book contains curated contributions covering all sorts of dads from all walks of life. Florence Welch, Chris Martin, Adam Cohen, Rod Stewart, Paul Weller and Shaun Ryder are among the musicians who discuss their dads; Ian Dury’s daughter Jemima recalls their relationship; while Tilda Swinton, Billy Childish, Julie Burchill and many more also write about their fathers.