Ian played "Madstock" the same day as Morrissey. In Will Birch's "Ian Dury - The Definitive Biography" (2010), he describes:
"That summer Ian and the Blockheads appeared at ‘Mad-stock’, a music festival in London’s Finsbury Park headlined by Madness. Also on the bill was the former Smiths star Morrissey. As he walked on stage that afternoon, Morrissey earned a quick ‘Good luck, mate’ from Ian. ‘It was like the curse of doom,’ says Ingrid Mansfield-Allman. ‘Morrissey was bottled off. What Ian really meant when he said “Good luck, mate”, was “See you in hell”."
Ian suggested (in an online Vice article, 2014) that Margaret On The Guillotine wasn't about Margaret Thatcher:
"Morrissey, very vocal on her, said: And people like you Make me feel so old inside Please die
I don’t think he meant that Maggie Thatcher. Might’ve been another one."
Singer, songwriter and actor. Born May 12, 1942 in Harrow, Middlesex, England - died of cancer in March 27, 2000, Upminster, London, England His son Baxter Dury is also a musician. [B]For releases by The Blockheads WITHOUT Ian Dury please use The Blockheads ![/B]
Ian Robins Dury (12 May 1942 – 27 March 2000) was a British singer, songwriter and actor who rose to fame in the late 1970s, during the punk and new wave era of rock music. He was the lead singer and lyricist of Ian Dury and the Blockheads and previously Kilburn and the High Roads.