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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

D.O.A. No Oil Pipelines in BC Tour

Friday March 13th

McKinney's Pub

Powell River, BC

Saturday March 14th

Smiling Buddha

Vancouver, BC

Return To The Scene of The Crime

/ Bev Davies vs. D.O.A.

Joe Keithley

Spoken Word Solo Shows

/ No Oil Pipelines in BC Tour

Thursday April 2nd

Heroes Pub, Thompson River University

Kamloops, BC

Friday April 3rd

Grateful Fed

Kelowna, BC

Saturday April 4th

Kootenenay Co-op Radio

Nelson, BC

D.O.A. USA Tour

Friday April 10th

The Shakedown

Bellingham, WA

Friday April 17th

The Boreal

Eugene, OR

All ages early show 7 PM - 10 PM

Friday April 17th

Old Nick's

Eugene, OR

Over 21 show 11 PM - 2 AM

D.O.A, Western States Tour - May 5 to May 16, dates TBA

DOA Europe Tour - June 23 to July 23, dates TBA

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