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Rockin' on Heaven's Door

By gingerdelight    
The sculpture of Billy Fury by Tom Murphy, situated on the Albert Dock in Liverpool. This was donated by the Sound of Fury fan club.

Billy Fury was born in Liverpool on 17th April 1940 and died in London on 28th January 1983 aged just 42. It is believed that rheumatic fever, which he had as a child and which damaged his heart, ultimately contributed to his death.

This is my tribute to him.

V2 is a mono version which you may like.

Thank you for your continued support and comments.


Tags: Sky Moon Sculpture Statue Heaven Digitally manipulated Singer Billy fury

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AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 3:57PM
Hi Carol - I prefer v1 with that subtle bit of colour - and love your work here. I remember him well; a great performer.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Nov 2011 4:02PM
V.1 for me, Carol, a fine tribute to a great singer and performer. Carol
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
12 Nov 2011 4:08PM
I always reckoned that Billy Fury was one of the ''forgotten'' rockers of the past.
Good to see he is being remembered here Carol !!
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
12 Nov 2011 4:11PM
Great singer and a fine tribute. I always think of Anselmo when I think of Billy
Silverzone 10 2 England
12 Nov 2011 4:19PM
Lovely tribute, view1 prferred. Sylvia
9 10 10 England
12 Nov 2011 4:19PM
Another great presentation Carol and for me the subtle colour of V1 is tops.
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 4:23PM
Wonderful so atmospheric, one of my faves too

12 Nov 2011 4:29PM
hmmm Bill who! good work both are good for me good processing

Sezz 13 617 15 England
12 Nov 2011 4:30PM
You've done this very well, I like them both - can't choose!

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pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 5:06PM
Two lovely images Carol, i like V2.. Peter
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 5:46PM
two belters carol but it's v1 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
moiral 8 12 Scotland
12 Nov 2011 6:21PM
Billy Fury - there's a blast from the past. Wonderful piece of work here and I can't decide between the 2 versions so half vote to each Carol. Moira
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Nov 2011 7:23PM
Two great versions Carol. Really good work...........Sandy
12 Nov 2011 7:57PM
Great picture, and a fine tribute to one of the great Golden Oldies of pop/rock. v.1 just has it for me, Carol.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
12 Nov 2011 8:29PM
Wow, love this. That moon, those stars, a fab rock 'n roller. Those were the days. Smile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
13 Nov 2011 5:39AM
So dramatic, the sculpture set against that wonderful sky. Works brilliantly. For me, it has to the subtle colours of V1.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
13 Nov 2011 2:06PM
Wonderful piece of work, Carol. Like both, but think V1 just wins it for me with the subtle colours Wink
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dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 3:59PM
nicely done and i prefer the mono carol
Suehh 11 39 6 England
13 Nov 2011 4:17PM
I had to giggle when I saw this Carol - I nearly worked on my capture exactly the same sculpture this afternoon! But am too tired to be bothered at the mo.

Love your treatment of this - I think you are our new texture queenGrin

It's a great sculpture isn't it. And did you see the one of the family? We have a very similar one by the same artist here in Portsmouth - in fact a few - I so love them - I think there may be an image of one way back in my PF somewhere. The sculptors get about you know.

Hope all is well with you and thanks for everything honey bunch xxx
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
13 Nov 2011 4:30PM
Put together beautifully Carol, V1 for me,
13 Nov 2011 5:30PM
What fab shots excellent work
PhilT2 Plus
8 466 29 England
14 Nov 2011 12:37PM
Never seen this sculpture before but it captures the essence of the performer. An exceptional creative piece of work which for me needs the colour version. Therefore V1 is my choice. Top quality work
RTDS 9 Cyprus
14 Nov 2011 2:31PM
Great work.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
14 Nov 2011 4:16PM
No. 1 : FanTAStic image.
No. 2 : I think the colour image works better - for me.
No. 3 : AWESOME title Wink

Ayoob 7 Australia
14 Nov 2011 11:48PM
Two lovely images Carol,well done.........Grin
15 Nov 2011 12:43PM
This is a wonderful tribute Carol, i was a big rock n roll fan back in the early 80's, especially Billy Fury (one of our most under rated stars of the time) My mates and i went to his funeral...cant believe it was nearly 30 years ago!
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
15 Nov 2011 6:24PM
Very highly regarded in his day,a great voice .good work .

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