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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

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Indeed, The Blockheads continued booking a series of gigs for the rest of the year.
HERE are few bands that made it big in the punk era that less typified its primitive musical agenda than the Blockheads.
Tonight, Punk legends the Cockney Rejects kick off a series of Old Skool Punk shows, with the likes of Bad Manners (playing on February 28), Stiff Little Fingers (playing on March 11) and The Blockheads (playing on April 4) soon to be invading Cardiff.
He will be joined by former Blockheads Norman Watt-Roe and Monty for a rhythm and blues feast at the esteemed Belfast venue.
There is also a peek at UK Old and the Old Geezers' all time top 12 hits including such classics as Ian Dury And The Blockheads with Hit Me With Your Pension Book and Sir Cliff Richard with We're All Going On a Saga Holiday.
The Blockheads, responsible for hits such as Hit Me With your Rhythm Stick, Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, will be entertaining the audience at Solihull Arts Complex on February 13.
Number One in the UK singles chart way back in January 1979, Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick sold more than a million copies and propelled Ian Dury and The Blockheads to worldwide acclaim.
But much like Elvis Costello's Attractions, as was, the Blockheads band were such an integral part of Ian Dury's success that it's hard to imagine the charismatic singer ever making a career without their sublime arrangements and funky grooves and likewise, the thought of the band packing up and quitting would be an added tragedy such was their excellence and influence on other muscians who followed.
After leaving Dr Feelgood in the 1970s, Johnson played with Ian Dury and The Blockheads then enjoyed a lengthy solo career.
Leaving after four albums with the band, The Solid Senders and The Wilko Johnson Band followed, as did a stint with Ian Dury and The Blockheads.
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS - NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES (EDSE- NEW Boots And Panties was the debut album from Ian Dury And e Blockheads, originally released in the autumn of 1977, climbing eventually to number ve on the UK charts.
Team Frank and the Lego Blockheads, from Cullercoats Primary School, in North Tyneside, will compete in the Institution of Engineering and Technology's First Lego League competition on Sunday and could win a trip to the USA to take part in the global final.