Sham 69

(Hersham, Surrey 75 – 83)
originally called Jimmy & the Ferrets


Official Pre-79 Releases;

I don’t wanna 7” (Step Forward, SF-4) released Aug 77. Also released as a 12” (same tracks)
Tracks: I don’t wanna, Ulster, Red London

What have we got (live) 1-sided 7”, recorded Marquee, London 21-10-77, given away free at gigs during Dec 77. track mis-titled Song of the Streets
Tracks: What have we got (live)

Borstal Breakout 7” (Polydor, 2058 966) released Jan 78
Tracks: Borstal Breakout, Hey Little Rich boy

Tell us the Truth LP (Polydor, 2383 491) released Feb 78, live recordings Marquee, London 21-10-77
Tracks: We got a fight (live), Rip off (live), Ulster (live), George davies is innocent (live), They don’t understand (live), Bortstal breakout (live), Family life, Hey little rich boy, I’m a man, I’m a boy, What about the lonely, Tell us the truth, Its never too late, Who’s generation

Angels with dirty faces 7” (Polydor, 2059 023) released May 78
Tracks: Angels with dirty faces, The Cockney kids are innocent

If the kids are united 7” (Polydor, 2059 050) released Jul 78
Tracks: If the kids are united, Sunday morning nightmare

Hurry up Harry 7” (Polydor, POSP-7) released Oct 78
Tracks: Hurry up Harry, No entry

Various Artists – Polydor Radio Sampler 12″ (Polydor, NW1) released 78
Tracks: Hurry up harry, Is this me or is this you

That’s Life LP (Polydor, POLD-5010) released 78
Tracks: Leave me alone, Who gives a damn, Everybody’s right everybody’s wrong, That’s life, Win or lose, Hurry up harry, Evil way, Reggae pick up part 1, Sunday morning nightmare, Reggae pick up part 2, Angels with dirty faces, Is this me or is this you


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Roxy, London Apr 77
Tracks: Rip off, Borstal breakout

BBC John Peel session 28-11-77
Tracks: Borstal breakout, Hey little rich boy, They don’t understand, Rip off, What ‘av we got

Vortex, London 3-1-78
Tracks:  Red London, I don’t wanna, George davis is innocent, Rip off, Family life, Ulster, I’m a may i’m a biy, Hey little rich boy, Borstal breakout, They don’t understand, It’s never too late, Ulster #2, What have we got

Outlook Club, Doncaster 10-1-78
Tracks: Borstal breakout, Borstal breakout #2, George davies, Hey little rich boy, I don’t wanna, I’m a man I’m a boy, It’s never too late, Red London, Rip off, Rip off #2, The lonely, They don’t understand, Ulster, What have we got

Roundhouse, London 12-2-78
Tracks: Red London, I Don’t Wanna, Rip Off, I’m A Man I’m A Boy, Tell Us The Truth, Ulster Boy, Borstal Breakout, It’s Never Too Late, Hey Little Rich Boy, They Don’t Understand, What About The Lonely?, What Have We Got, Borstal Breakout, George Davis Is Innocent, What Have We Got (Reprise)

Acetate 7″ (Utopia) recorded 78
Tracks: If the kids are united

Reading Festival 25-8-78. *included in Film: Kids Like Me & You (78)
Tracks: They Don’t understand, Borstal breakout*, White Riot, What have we got, Angels with dirty faces*, If the kids are united*


Further Information;

Line ups;

75 – Jun 77
Albie Maskill (bass)
Jimmy Pursey (voc)
Neil Harris (gtr)
Johnny Goodfornothing (gtr)
Billy Bostik (drms)
(Jimmy Edwards (drms/voc))

Jun – Oct 77
Albie Maskill (bass)
Jimmy Pursey (voc)
Dave Parsons (gtr)
Mark Cain (drms)

Oct 77 – May 79
Jimmy Pursey (voc)
Dave Parsons (gtr)
Mark Cain (drms)
Dave Treganna (bass)
(Tot Taylor (gtr/voc))

Aug 79 – Jul 80
Jimmy Pursey (voc)
Dave Parsons (gtr)
Dave Treganna (bass)
Rick Goldstein (drms)

Neil Harris, Mark Cain, Dave Parsons are later in Krusiers/Bobalouis
Jimmy Edwards & Jimmy Pursey later in Public Pisstakes
Jimmy Edwards is ex-Washington Flyers & solo projects, later in Mean Street
Dave Parsons is ex-Excalibur/Bobalouis/Hot Banana
Tot Taylor is ex-Advertising, later in Tot & the Girls from Room 419 (79)
Jimmy Pursey & Dave Treganna also in The Sham Pistols (79)
Dave Treganna, Dave Parsons & Mark Cain also in Jimmy Edwards & the Profile
Rick Goldstein is ex-Automatics


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
29/01/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
23/03/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
30/04/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London (?)
07/05/77 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
09/06/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
16/06/77 Buccaneer Bar, Brighton (?)
16/07/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
21/07/77 Acklam Hall, Ladbrooke Grove, London
05/08/77 Bombay Bar, Hanbury Arms, Brighton (?)
06/08/77 Sussex University, Brighton
12/08/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
20/08/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
21/08/77 Other Cinema, Charlotte Street, London
03/09/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
10/09/77 Chiselhurst Caves
13/09/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
15/09/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
23/09/77 Vortex Café, Hanway Street, London
24/09/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
26/09/77 Affair, Swindon
29/09/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
30/09/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
04/10/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
06/10/77 Pastoral Centre, Birmingham
07/10/77 Top Rank, Portsmouth
08/10/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
13/10/77 Bloobloos, Leicester
14/10/77 Top Rank, Cardiff
15/10/77 Circles, Swansea
21/10/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
22/10/77 North London Polytechnic, Holloway Rd
24/10/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
25/10/77 100 Club, Oxford Street, London
25/10/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London (?)
26/10/77 Lodestar Hotel, Ribchester Rd, Blackburn
27/10/77 Middlesex Polytechnic
03/11/77 Leeds Polytechnic
04/11/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
10/11/77 Rafters, Manchester
11/11/77 Penthouse, Scarborough
12/11/77 Assembly Rooms (Great Hall), Derby
16/11/77 Gatsby’s Club, Torquay
24/11/77 Chequers, Barnstaple
25/11/77 Pavilion Ballroom, Portsmouth
30/11/77 Electric Circus, Manchester (?)
13/12/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
14/12/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London (?)
15/12/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
21/12/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
22/12/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
23/12/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
03/01/78 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
05/01/78 Central Hall, Woking
06/01/78 Braintree College of Education
09/01/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
10/01/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
11/01/78 Nottingham
12/01/78 F Club (Roots), Leeds
13/01/78 Huddersfield Polytechnic
14/01/78 Sheffield Polytechnic
19/01/78 Central Hall, Woking
20/01/78 New Regent, Brighton
28/01/78 University of London (LSE)
01/02/78 Stowaway Club, Newport
02/02/78 Circles, Swansea
03/02/78 Barton Hill Youth Club, Bristol
04/02/78 Reading College
10/02/78 Edinburgh University
11/02/78 Dundee University
12/02/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
16/02/78 Rafters, Manchester
17/02/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
18/02/78 Aston University, Birmingham
19/02/78 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
20/02/78 Castaways Club, Plymouth
21/02/78 Village Bowl, Bournemouth
23/02/78 Village Bowl, Bournemouth (?)
24/02/78 Central London Polytechnic
03/03/78 Dreamland (Sunshine Rooms), Margate
05/03/78 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
05/03/78 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London (?)
07/03/78 Locarno, Coventry
08/03/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham (?)
09/03/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
10/03/78 King’s Hall, Derby
11/03/78 Sheffield Polytechnic
12/03/78 Rafters, Manchester
13/03/78 Stychfield Hall, Stafford
14/03/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
18/03/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
20/03/78 Village Bowl, Bournemouth
20/04/78 Rafters, Manchester
21/04/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
24/04/78 Castaways Club, Plymouth
25/04/78 Top Rank, Brighton
28/04/78 Sunderland Polytechnic
29/04/78 Bradford University
30/04/78 Victoria Park, Hackney, London
10/05/78 Stowaway Club, Newport
11/05/78 Mayfair Suite, Birmingham
12/05/78 Roxy Theatre, Harlsden, London
14/05/78 Locarno, Portsmouth
15/05/78 Circles, Swansea
17/05/78 Top Rank, Sheffield
18/05/78 Satellite City, Glasgow
19/05/78 Clouds, Edinburgh
20/05/78 Preston Polytechnic
21/05/78 Manchester (?)
22/05/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
25/05/78 Stars & Stripes, Yate
26/05/78 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
27/05/78 Sports Centre, Crawley
31/05/78 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
01/06/78 Tiffany’s, Coventry
02/06/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
03/06/78 Roxy Theatre, Harlsden, London
04/06/78 Top Rank, Swansea
05/06/78 Top of The World, Stafford
06/06/78 Locarno, Coventry
07/06/78 Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead
08/06/78 Woods Leisure Centre, Colchester
09/06/78 Porterhouse, Retford
21/06/78 Stowaway Club, Newport
23/07/78 Palace Lido, Douglas, Isle of Man
19/08/78 St Austell
24/08/78 Village Bowl, Bournemouth
25/08/78 Reading Festival
31/08/78 Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes
01/09/78 Clouds, Edinburgh
12/09/78 Forest National, Brussels
13/09/78 Forest National, Brussels
24/09/78 Brockwell Park, London
01/11/78 Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh
02/11/78 Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen
03/11/78 Apollo, Glasgow
05/11/78 Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
06/11/78 Top Rank, Sheffield
07/11/78 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
08/11/78 Top Rank, Birmingham
10/11/78 Metro, Exmouth Rd, Plymouth
11/11/78 Odeon, Taunton
12/11/78 Colston Hall, Bristol
14/11/78 Top Rank, Cardiff
15/11/78 Top Rank, Swansea
21/11/78 Apollo Theatre, Manchester
22/11/78 St George’s Hall, Bradford
23/11/78 Assembly Rooms (Great Hall), Derby (?)
23/11/78 King’s Hall, Derby
24/11/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham (*)
25/11/78 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
27/11/78 Village Bowl, Bournemouth
28/11/78 Guildhall, Portsmouth
30/11/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
01/12/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
02/12/78 Odeon Theatre, Canterbury
03/12/78 Odeon Theatre, Canterbury
27/12/78 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London (w/Cook & Jones)
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date, venue or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear, gig cancelled and/or date moved