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Sham 69 are an English punk rock band that formed in Hersham in The original unit broke up inwith frontman Jimmy Pursey moving on to pursue a solo career. InPursey and guitarist David Parsons reformed the band, joined by new Family Life - Sham 69 - The Best Of Sham 69 - Cockney Kids Are Innocent.
Although subsequently going through a number of line-up changes, Sham 69 remain active and are still playing gigs as of Sham 69 formed in HershamSurrey inalthough originally known according to some sources as Jimmy and the Ferrets. The 12 November issue of NME noted that Sham 69 was rehearsing inalthough only Pursey would remain from this early line-up twelve months later. Andy Nightingale by Mark Cain. Albie Maskell remained for the For My People - EPMD - Business As Usual first single in  before being replaced by Dave Tregunna.
Sham 69 did not have the art school background of many English punk bands of the time, and brought in football chant backup Family Life - Sham 69 - The Best Of Sham 69 - Cockney Kids Are Innocent and an implicit political populism.
The band attracted a large skinhead following left wingright wing and non-political. Their concerts were plagued by violenceand the band ceased live performances after a concert at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park was broken up by National Front -supporting white power skinheads fighting and rushing the stage.
The group had further chart success with " Hurry Up Harry " No. Sham 69 would ultimately be one of the most successful UK punk rock bands, releasing five singles that cracked the Top 20 of the UK Singles Chart.
The band eventually started to move away from punk rock, to embrace a sound heavily influenced by classic British rock bands such as Mott the HoopleThe WhoThe Rolling Stones and Faces.
This was demonstrated by Tonight (Remix) - Ken Laszlo - Tonight third album, The Adventures of the Hersham Boys. The original incarnation of Sham 69 broke up infollowing the release of the band's fourth album, The Game. Pursey was enormously critical of the album, calling it "a pile of shit" in a Flipside interview, noting:. I called it The Game because that's how the music business had become to me.
Like a little roulette wheel where everything we did had all of this political value to it, but it didn't make Buckcherry - Rock N Roll difference because you Family Life - Sham 69 - The Best Of Sham 69 - Cockney Kids Are Innocent the wheel and if it landed on the right number you were all right, the wrong number and you were not all right.
Pursey worked with Steve Jones and Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols for a short time under the name Sham Pistols before moving on to a solo recording career. He also became occupied with video production in London, making use of snippets of found video in an effort "to do something really anarchic. The next studio album, Information Librehas Patricia de Mayo on keyboards. In lateSham 69 broke up, and Dave Parsons stated his wish to independently continue as 'Sham 69'.
The band had become increasingly fed up with Jimmy's lack of interest in playing live and continually letting down Otherside - :ORESTUS: - Things To Come promoters and fans by pulling out of gigs at the last moment". The Ras Midas - Fire Up was named after the last Sham 69 album and also to avoid confusion with the fans over the name Sham Day 21 recorded an album titled am which was not released, although a single, "Having It Rock and Roll", was released in Rob Jefferson bass left Parsons' Sham 69 and was replaced by the former U.
Subs member Alan Campbell. InSham 69 was the first major punk band to tour China. They released an album titled Who Killed Joe Public in late In MayParsons stated on his website that he had disbanded Sham 69, although this was disputed by the other members. In JulyPursey announced on Twitter the re-formation of most of the line-up, comprising Pursey, Parsons and Tregunna. This meant that there were two active bands using the same name, with three of the classic line-up Pursey, Parsons and Tregunna in one band, and Harris in the other.
On 28 JanuarySham 69 co-founder Neil Harris died from cancer at the age of From Wikipedia, The Beekeepers - Take Me Back free encyclopedia.
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