Found in 1978 by Dave Robinson and Jake Riviera, Stiff Records was established at the outset of the punk/new wave boom and immediately signed acts as diverse as Nick Lowe, The Damned, Lene Lovich, Wreckless Eric, Plummet Airlines, Elvis Costello, Devo and Ian Dury.
Having previously headed ‘Kilburn & the Highroads’, Dury and his new backing band ‘The Blockheads’ went on to release four massive albums under Stiff…
- New Boots and Panties (1977)
- Do it Yourself (1978)
- Laughter (1980), and
- Jukebox Dury (1981)
Ian Dury lost his battle against cancer and left in March 2000. He was 57.