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As critics hail Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, the story of the late Ian Dury, his son recalls the singer’s complex character — and admits the film has stirred difficult memories of his childhood

Alison Roberts

THE rock star Ian Dury, who died 10 years ago this March, was like a “Polaris missile”, says his 37-year-old son Baxter. “He would seek out someone’s weakness in seconds, and then lock onto it,” he explains. “That’s how he controlled his environment....

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