Kilburn and The High Roads

Ian Dury’s first band: “We was gonna call ourselves Cripple, Nigger, Yid, Chink and Deadfish – but we didn’t get any bookings.” Kilburn High Road is the main road and a London Overground station in Kilburn, an area of north-west London. Two albums recorded in 1974 were released, Handsome and Wotabunch! Dury: “The Kilburns made two albums, but they were both the same. The second was to try and stop the first one coming out!”

The Kinky Wizards

Fictional band featured in Stephen Frears’ 2000 film High Fidelity, based on Nick Hornby’s novel; their single is called I Sold My Mom’s Wheelchair.