British rock'n'roll hero Billy Fury eventually found his biggest successes singing ballads. According to Bob Stanley, author of the book Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story Of Modern Pop, Fury's modest 1960 hit "Wondrous Place" was a waymark. It was the kind of recording where everything clicked, in Stanley's words it "was sparse and thick with atmosphere, the vocal all echoed sighs and whispers". It's a beautiful song, and Fury didn't cut many rockers after this.
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