plus Murphy's Law / The Templars
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:00 PM EDT
(6:30 PM Doors)
Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY
18 years and over
The Original '77 Pursey / Parsons Line-up! First US show since 2005!
Jimmy Pursey (vocals), Dave Parsons (guitar), Dave Tregunna (bass), Mark Cain (drums).
Formed in Hersham in 1975, Sham 69 became one of London’s must-go-see bands.
Their first single, “I Don’t Wanna” , produced by John Cale (formerly of Velvet
Underground) was released on Step Forward Records in 1977, and its success
prompted Polydor Records to sign them up.
1978 was a busy year for Sham 69 - “Borstal Breakout”, released in January, was
followed by their first UK chart success with “Angels With Dirty Faces”, which got to
number 19 in May. “If The Kids Are United”, the last single to be taken from their
debut album, “Tell Us the Truth” reached number 9 in July and “Hurry Up Harry” ,
taken from the band’s second album, “That’s Life” peaked at number 10 in October.
Various line ups have continued over the years, playing old and new material all
around the world, and the time has now come, due to popular demand, for the original
line up - the one we know and love - to get together once more for this special occasion.