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Encyclopedia > Sham 69
Sham 69
Origin Hersham, Surrey, England
Genre(s) Punk rock, Oi!
Years active 1975-1980, 1989 -
Website Jimmy Pursey's Sham 69
Dave Parson's Sham 69
Members
Disputed - see article text
Former members
Jimmy Pursey
Dave Parsons
Ian Whitewood
Mat Sargent
Billy Bostick
Alby Maskell
Neil Harris
Mark Cain
Dave Treganna
Ricky Goldstein

Sham 69 are an English punk band that formed in Hersham in 1975. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Hersham is a town in Surrey, England, lying on the A244 between Esher and Weybridge. ... This article is about the English county. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... For other uses, see Oi! (disambiguation). ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Hersham is a town in Surrey, England, lying on the A244 between Esher and Weybridge. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Although not as commercially successful as many of their contemporaries, albeit with a greater number of chart entries, Sham 69 has been a huge musical and lyrical influence on the Oi! and streetpunk genres. The band allegedly derived their name from a piece of football-related graffiti that founder Jimmy Pursey saw on a urinal wall that originally said Hersham '69 (the Her part had been washed away). For other uses, see Oi! (disambiguation). ... Oi! is a working class street-level subgenre of punk rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... For other uses, see Graffiti (disambiguation). ...

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Early history

The November 12, 1976 issue of NME notes that Sham 69 was rehearsing in 1976, although only Pursey would remain from this early lineup twelve months later. Sham 69 lacked the art school background of many English punk bands of the time, and brought in football chant backup vocals and a sort of inarticulate political populism. The band had a large skinhead following (left wing, right wing and non-political), which helped set the tone for the Oi! movement. Their concerts were notoriously plagued by violence, and the band ceased live performances after a 1978 concert at Middlesex Polytechnic was broken up by National Front-supporting white power skinheads fighting and rushing the stage. For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... Marie Bashkirtseff, In the Studio, 1881, Dnipropetrovsk State Art Museum, Dnipropetrovsk. ... Football crowds chant Football chants. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Skinheads, named for their close-cropped or shaven heads, are a working-class subculture that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1960s, and then spread to other parts of the world. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms that refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially but not exclusively in the American sense of the word... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... For other uses, see Oi! (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Violence (disambiguation). ... Middlesex University is a university in north London, England, located in the historic county boundaries of Middlesex (from which it takes its name). ... The British National Front (most commonly called the National Front) is a British far right political party whose major political activities were during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Nazi-Skinheads are a right wing subculture that developed in the United Kingdom in the first half of the 1980s. ...


Sham 69 released their first single, "I Don't Wanna", on Step Forward Records in August 1977, and its success in the independent charts prompted Polydor Records to sign the band. Their major label debut was "Borstal Breakout" in January 1978, followed by UK singles chart success with "Angels With Dirty Faces" (reaching number 19 in May 1978) and "If The Kids Are United" (number 9 in July 1978). They were taken from the group's debut album, Tell Us the Truth, a mixture of live and studio recordings. The group had further chart success with "Hurry Up Harry" (number 10 in October 1978), which came from their second LP and first full studio album, That's Life. The band's popularity was enhanced by their performances on Top Of The Pops. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... ==Individual Studio== A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Thats Life has been the title of four music albums: Thats Life (1966) - Frank Sinatra; features the title song written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon Thats Life (1978) - Sham 69 Thats Life (1988) - Victory Thats Life (1996) - Gangway Thats Life (2003) - Mick Ralphs... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ...


They eventually started to move away from punk rock, to embrace a sound heavily influenced by classic British rock bands such as Mott the Hoople, The Who, The Rolling Stones and The Faces. This was demonstrated by their third album, The Adventures of the Hersham Boys. For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Mott the Hoople were a 1970s English rock and roll and glam rock band with strong R&B roots. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Small Faces album cover Faces were an early 1970s rock band formed in 1969 from the ashes of The Small Faces after Steve Marriott left to form Humble Pie; new members Ron Wood (guitar) and Rod Stewart (vocals) (both from The Jeff Beck Group) joined Ronnie Lane (bass), Ian McLagan...


Sham 69 originally broke up after their fourth album, and Pursey moved in a heavy metal direction after working with the remaining members of the Sex Pistols for a short time, under the name Sham Pistols. Rick Goldstein, Dave Parsons and Dave Treganna joined the 1980s glam punk/gothic rock band The Wanderers with Stiv Bators of The Dead Boys before he formed The Lords of the New Church. Stiv Bators and Dave Treganna recruited Nick Turner of The Barracudas and Brian James of The Damned to become Lords of the New Church. In 1981, Pursey collaborated with Peter Gabriel on the single "Animals Have More Fun" which was commercially unsuccessful. Heavy metal redirects here. ... Sex Pistols are an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... The Sham Pistols were a group that never really existed. ... Glam punk is glam rock and punk rock music. ... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. ... Peredvizhniki (Передвижники, in Russian) - the Russian artists-realists entering into Company of mobile art exhibitions (1870-1923). ... Steven John Bator, known as Stiv Bators (October 22, 1949 - June 2, 1990), was an American rock and roll and punk rock vocalist and guitarist from Youngstown, Ohio. ... The Dead Boys were a punk band that formed in Cleveland, Ohio about 1975, evolving out of the band Rocket From The Tombs. ... The Lords of the New Church were a punk rock supergroup. ... Steven John Bator, known as Stiv Bators (October 22, 1949 - June 2, 1990), was an American rock and roll and punk rock vocalist and guitarist from Youngstown, Ohio. ... Categories: ... Brian James is a British rock and roll guitarist who played in the pioneering punk band, The Damned, and later in The Lords of the New Church. ... This article is about the music group. ... The Lords of the New Church are a Gothic rock band originally formed in the early 1980s. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ...


1987 and later

In 1987, Sham 69 was resurrected with a different lineup, releasing the single "Rip And Tear". If The Kids Are United" was used in a McDonald's advertising campaign, long after the rights to the band's songs had been sold. By that time, Pursey was a vegetarian, and he appeared in the British media condemning the use of his song by what he considered a multinational abuser of animals and humans. McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Advert redirects here. ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ...


In 2005, the band gained media attention when "If The Kids Are United" was played during UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's entrance at the Labour Party Conference. As a result of this, the band was invited onto BBC TV's current affairs programme, Newsnight to sing a version of the song. Pursey sang altered lyrics, including "Mr. Blair / We know you care / So bring them home / Don't leave them there", referring to the troops remaining in Iraq after the the 2003 invasion. A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... The Labour Party Conference, or annual national conference of the Labour Party, is formally the supreme decision-making body of the Party. ... This article is an overview article about the Crown chartered British Broadcasting Corporation formed in 1927. ... Newsnight is a British daily news analysis, current affairs and politics programme broadcast between 22:30 and 23:20 on weekdays on BBC Two. ... This article is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ...


In 2006, listeners to Christian O'Connell's Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio voted overwhelmingly for the band to record a song to support the England national football team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.[1] Released under "Sham 69 and The Special Assembly" (O'Connell and Blur guitarist Graham Coxon were also involved), the song was based on the Sham 69 hit "Hurry Up Harry", with the lyrics "We're going down the pub", changed to "We're going to win the cup!" The resulting single, "Hurry Up England" reached number 10 in the UK Top 40, becoming the band's first such hit for over 26 years. Christian OConnell is an English radio DJ who presents the Virgin Radio weekday breakfast show. ... Virgin Radio, originally known as Virgin 1215, is one of the UKs three Independent National Radio stations. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... Blur are an English rock band formed in Colchester in 1989. ... Graham Coxon singing in the video to Blurs Tender Graham Coxon (born Graham Leslie Coxon on 12 March 1969, in Rinteln, West Germany) is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the former guitarist in the rock band Blur. ... Hurry Up England - The Peoples Anthem is a charity single by English punk rock band Sham 69, featuring Graham Coxon on guitar. ... The UK Singles Chart is compiled by the Official UK Charts Company on behalf of the music industry. ...


2006 break-up

In late 2006, Sham 69 broke up, and Dave Parsons has stated his wish to independently continue as 'Sham 69'. On January 26, 2007, BBC News announced that Sham 69 had split because of a bitter fallout between Pursey and Parsons.[2] NME reported that a statement released by Parsons included the message: "Sham 69 have left Jimmy Pursey on the eve of their 30th anniversary. The band had become increasingly fed up with Jimmy's lack of interest in playing live and continually letting down both promoters and fans by pulling out of gigs at the last moment".[3] Parsons and Whitewood have formed a new line-up with Tim V on vocals and Rob Jefferson on bass.[4] This lineup has performed tour of the USA as well as appearing at many major festivals across Europe and released a new album, Hollywood Hero in August 2007. Pursey is planning to release a new album We Interrupt This Program and continues to work with his line up of Sham 69. BBC News is the department within the BBC responsible for the corporations news-gathering and production of news programmes on BBC television, radio and online. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ...


Line-ups

1977-1979

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1979-1980

  • Jimmy Pursey: vocals
  • Dave Parsons: guitar
  • Dave Treganna: bass
  • Ricky Goldstein: drums

1996

  • Jimmy Pursey: vocals
  • Dave Parsons: guitar, backing vocals
  • Mat Sargent: bass, backing vocals
  • Ian Whitewood: drums

2007 (Dave Parsons-led lineup)

  • Dave Parsons: guitar
  • Ian Whitewood: drums
  • Tim V: vocals
  • Rob Jefferson: bass

Discography

Albums

Title Date of Release UK Chart Position
Tell Us The Truth 1978 #25
That's Life 1978 #27
The Adventures of the Hersham Boys 1979 #8
The Game 1980 ??
Volunteer 1988 ??
Information Libre 1992 ??
Soapy Water & Mr. Marmalade 1995 ??
The A Files 1997 ??
Direct Action: Day 21 2001 ??
Hollywood Hero (Parsons' Sham 69) 2007 ??

The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... Tell Us The Truth is an album released in 1978 by a punk band Sham 69. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Thats Life is a concept album released in 1978 by English punk rock band, Sham 69. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Singles

  • "I Don't Wanna" (1977)
  • "Song Of The Street" (1977)
  • "Borstal Breakout" (1977)
  • "Angels With Dirty Faces" (1978) UK #19
  • "If The Kids are United" (1978) UK #9
  • "Hurry Up Harry" (1978) UK #10
  • "Questions And Answers" (1979) UK #18
  • "Hersham Boys" (1979) UK #6
  • "You're A Better Man Than I" (1979)
  • "Tell The Children" (1980)
  • "Unite and Win" (1980)
  • "Rip And Tear" (1987)
  • "Ban The Gun" (1987)
  • "Outside The Warehouse" (1988)
  • "Action Time" (1993)
  • "Girlfriend" (1995)
  • "Swampy" (1996)
  • "Hurry Up England" (2006) UK #10

Hurry Up England - The Peoples Anthem is a charity single by English punk rock band Sham 69, featuring Graham Coxon on guitar. ...

Compilations

  • The Punk Singles Collection: 1977-1980 (1998)
  • Laced Up Boots And Corduroys (2000)

Live

  • Live At The Roxy(1990)
  • Live At Cbgb's (1998)
  • Live In Italy (1996)

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Footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds31525.html
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6303411.stm
  3. ^ http://www.nme.com/news/nme/26054
  4. ^ http://www.sham69online.co.uk/HISTORY.html

Bibliography

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Sham 69 are an English punk band from Hersham, Surrey.
Sham 69 formed during 1976 (the NME of November 12 1976 notes that they were rehearsing at this time, although only Pursey would remain from this early lineup twelve months later).
Sham 69 lacked the art school background of many British punk bands of the time, and brought in football chant backup vocals, and a sort of inarticulate populism in politics.
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