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Sham 69

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Sham 69 was born in 1976 when Jimmy Pursey got together with Neil Harris(guitar), Johnny Goodfornothing(guitar), Albie Slider(bass) and Billy Bostic(drums). They were nothing more then a cover band, but as the "punk" scene grew so did they. Quickly, more fans tagged along to see them play and Pursey decided some changes were to be made. Dave Parsons was hired to play guitar and Mark Cain was signed on to drum.

Soon, they had a few hits including "George Davis Is Innocent" and "Let's Rob A Bank". The EP "I Dont Wanna" came out in 1977. Albie quit the group shortly after and was replaced by Dave Treganna. In October 1977 the band was asked to play on TV for a documentary. Polydor had caught on to the scene and signed Sham 69. In February they came out with their debut album "Tell Us The Truth" and in April, their new single "Angels with Dirty faces" was released.

However, Sham 69's frontman was getting them into to trouble with a following of violence. Others hits that followed were "The Kids are United" and "Harry Up Harry", which followed many others up the charts. Unfortunately, drinking became an issue, which led to the end of their live career. People still listened to them but Sham 69 was no more. In June the band officially broke up. The breakup brought an end to a fantastic career.

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Upcoming Tours & Events

USA

Friday February 28th

I.O.O.F. Temple

Oak Harbor, WA

Saturday March 1st

Coog's Budget CDs

Port Angeles, WA

Friday March 28th

Tonic Lounge

Portland, Oregon

w/ MDC

Saturday March 29th

Lucky's Tavern

Eugene, Oregon

w/ MDC and The Soothsayers

Friday April 4th

The Hop!

Spokane, WA

Saturday April 5th

Ray's Golden Lion

Richland, WA

AUSTRALIA

Wednesday April 23rd

Hobart Hotel

Hobart, (Tasmania), Australia

Thursday April 24th

The Evelyn

Fitzroy (Melbourne) (VIC) Australia

Friday April 25th

The Basement

Belconnen (Canberra) (ACT) Australia

Saturday April 26th

Hermann's Bar

Sydney University (NSW) Australia

Sunday April 27th

Prince of Wales

Nundah (Brisbane) (QLD) Australia

Monday April 28th

TBC

Joe Keithley Solo Show

(Brisbane) (QLD) Australia

CHINA

Wednesday April 30th

Macau, China TBC

Thursday May 1st

XXX Gallery

Hong Kong, China

Friday May 2nd

Midi Festival

Beijing, China

Saturday May 3rd

Zebra Festival

Chengdu, China

Sunday May 4th

The Vox

Wuhan, China

Monday May 5th

Yuyintang

Shanghai, China

USA

Wednesday June 4th

Jessie's Lounge

Winter Haven, FL

Thursday June 5th

Terra Fermata

Stuart, FL

Friday June 6th

Sports Page

Satellite Beach, FL

Saturday June 7th

West End Trading Company

Sanford, FL

Sunday June 8th

Beachside Tavern

New Smyrna, FL

Wednesday April 30th

Dirty Jersey

Kamloops, BC

Thursday May 1st

Railway Club

Vancouver, BC

Friday May 2nd

Funky Winkerbeans

Vancouver, BC

Saturday May 3rd

Fernando's

Kelowna, BC

D.O.A.

&

Jenny

TBA

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