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Sham 69

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Biography

Sham 69 formed in Hersham, Surrey in 1976 (the 12 November issue of NME notes they were rehearsing at this time, although only Jimmy Pursey would remain from this early line-up 12 months later). Sham 69 lacked the art school background of many British punk bands of the time, and brought in football chant back-up vocals and a sort of inarticulate political populism. The band had a large skinhead following (left wing, right wing and non-political), which helped set the tone for the Oi! movement. Their concerts were notoriously plagued by violence, and the band ceased live performances after one of their gigs at Middlesex Polytechnic in 1978 was broken up by National Front skinheads fighting and rushing the stage.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    For once in my life I've got something to say
    I wanna say it now for now is today
    A love has been given so why not enjoy
    So let's all grab and let's all enjoy
    If the kids are united then we'll never be divided
    If the Kids Are United  -  243,656 plays
  2.  
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    I'm sitting in this cell for something I didn't do
    And all I can think of is baby I think of you
    Don't worry baby coming back for you
    There's gonna be a borstal breakout
    There's gonna be a borstal breakout
    Borstal Breakout  -  178,409 plays
  3.  
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    Come on come on
    Hurry up Harry come on
    Come on come on
    Hurry up Harry come on
    We're going down the pub
    Hurry Up Harry  -  123,324 plays
  4.  
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    Who's got a dirty face then
    Angels with dirty faces
    Angels from nowhere places
    Kids like me and you
    Running fighting down the street
    Angels With Dirty Faces  -  95,598 plays
  5.  
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    Hey little rich boy
    Take a good look at me
    Hey little rich boy
    Take a good look at me
    I don't need a flash car to take me around
    Hey Little Rich Boy  -  97,342 plays
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