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London SS

Historically, London SS had been perhaps one of the most essential UK bands from the punk era, despite hardly ever playing before a paying audience, nor releasing any kind of recordings. Musically these were either ‘fresh rock ‘n’ move’ or ‘quite crap’ based on which of their many associates you cared to talk to. An random combo of London youngsters (or migrants drifting in from somewhere else), these were began around March 1975 by Tony Adam, Mick Jones (b. Michael Geoffrey Jones, 26 June 1955, Brixton, London, Britain) and Bernie Rhodes. They spent the complete 10 months roughly of the music group’s lifestyle auditioning music artists and rehearsing 60s defeat and R&B classics. The just various other semi-permanent member they discovered was guitarist Brian Adam but among others who exchanged licks and rimshots had been: Terry Chimes (drums), who was simply turned down; Paul Simonon (vocals), turned down aswell; Nicky Headon (drums) converted the gig down; Rat Scabies (b. Chris Millar, 30 July 1957, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, Britain) got a bash at drums despite becoming in his personal proto-punk group – Rot; Matt Dangerfield and Internet casino Metal (the Hollywood Brats) popped set for two rehearsals on the way to developing the Young boys; Roland Hot performed drums briefly as do Andy (whose surname continues to be lost towards the mists of your time; and another long-forgotten spirit called George got a spell on your guitar). The just recording they available was a demonstration featuring the Wayne/Jones/Wayne/Popular line-up that was the penultimate set up. In January 1976 they kicked out Hot, and Brian Wayne proceeded to go off with Rat Scabies to become listed on the Subterraneans and type the Damned. That remaining both originators independently again, but Wayne eventually proceeded to go off to discover a work before operating into Billy Idol and becoming a member of Chelsea with him. They quickly split Chelsea to create Era X. Jones, Simonon and Chimes teamed up with 101ers vocalist Joe Strummer to create the Clash, so when Chimes remaining to create Jem, another London SS hopeful, Nicky ‘Topper’ Headon, changed him.

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