Music from the UK – Ian Dury

British post-punk singer and band leader Ian Dury contracted polio as a child, leaving him with limited use of his legs and a shrunken arm. Always provocative as a performer and lyricist, he composed his 1981 hit song “Spasticus Autisticus” as a reaction to that year’s International Year of Disabled Persons, an initiative by the United Nations that Dury considered misguided, patronizing, and self-serving.