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Sham 69

Sham 69

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Biography

Sham 69 are an English punk rock band that formed in Hersham in Surrey in 1975. They were one of the most successful punk bands in the United Kingdom, achieving five top 20 singles, including “If the Kids Are United” and “Hurry Up Harry”. The group’s popularity saw them perform on the BBC’s Top of the Pops, and they appeared in the rockumentary film, D.O.A.. The original unit broke up in 1979, with frontman Jimmy Pursey moving on to pursue a solo career.
In 1987, Pursey and guitarist David Parsons reformed the band, joined by new personnel. Although subsequently going through a number of line-up changes, Sham 69 remained active and were still playing gigs as of 2019.

Also Known As

Hersham Boys

Associated Acts

Sham Pistols The Lords of the New Church

Genres

Punk rock

Labels

Polydor Parlophone Step Forward

Origin

Hersham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Website
Years Active

1975 1980 1988 present

Name

Sham 69

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