Jimmy Pursey, The End of An Ego ?

THE GUARDIAN BREVARD

A PROGRAM SERVICE OF PROTECT OUR CHILDREN, INC.

 

James Timothy Pursey (AKA: Jimmy Pursey)

Protect Our Children has challenged the planned visit of a British sex offender scheduled to perform at a concert in May.  Jimmy Pursey, a member of the Punk group “Sham 69″, is slated to appear May 25th, at a music festival called “Punk Rock Bowling 2012″, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In 2002, Pursey received a “Caution” from police in Weybridge, U.K., for committing an Indecent Assault on a teenaged girl.  The British “Caution”, which has no corollary in the U.S., allows offenders to avoid trial if they agree to admit guilt and register with the police.  They are also listed on the United Kingdom’s “Registry of Sexual and Violent Offenders”.

Correspondence sent to John Morton, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.), renewed the group’s objection to the practice of granting visas to foreign nationals who have been registered as Sex Offenders in their homelands.  The March 14th letter calls the practice “a slap in the face” to victims of sexual abuse.

In a response dated March 26, Deputy Director Peter T. Edge, said the Department of Homeland Security takes the allegations seriously, and has forwarded the information to the D.H.S. field office.

In 2010, the Brevard County charity joined other child-advocacy organizations in protesting Pete Townshend’s performance at the SuperBowl in Miami.  The group, which informs local citizens about convicted child molesters, mailed a sex offender advisory to residents living in the vicinity of the stadium in Miami Gardens.

Immigration officials were also notified that permitting foreign sex offenders to enter the U.S., is in conflict, with the “Moral Turpitude” clause, found in American immigration law.  Townshend, a member of the British rock band: The WHO, received a Caution in 1983 after his arrest for paying to access child pornography.

OFFICIAL SHAM 69 STATEMENTA DISCLAIMERWE, THE OFFICIAL SHAM 69, WISH TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:THIS IS DUE TO THE PERSISTENT EMAILS FROM BOTH FANS, MEMBERS OF THE UK/INTERNATIONAL PRESS, AND STATEMENTS MADE VIA SOCIAL NETWORK SITES REGARDING AN INCIDENT THAT TOOK PLACE INVOLVING JAMES TIMOTHY PURSEY (AKA JIMMY PURSEY) BEING ARRESTED FOR INDECENTLY ASSAULTING AN UNDER AGE GIRL.
THIS INCIDENT DID TAKE PLACE, THE GIRL WAS UNDERAGE, THEREFORE LEGALLY A MINOR, AND SUFFERED TRAUMA AS A RESULT WITH LIFE LONG CONSEQUENCES NO DOUBT.
THIS BAND FULLY AND UTTERLY CONDEMNS SUCH BEHAVIOUR AND WISHES TO MAKE IT KNOWN THAT JIMMY PURSEY IS NOT PART OF THE OFFICIAL SHAM 69 LINEUP IN ANY WAY. WE ALSO WISH TO MAKE IT KNOWN THAT HE IS NOT PART OF THE STAFF OR ANY SUBSIDIARY OF THIS BAND.
ALONG WITH MANY FANS, BE THEY PUNKS, SKINS OR WHATEVER, WE TOO HAVE KIDS OF OUR OWN AND SOME HAVE GRAND KIDS TOO. AS SUCH WE DO NOT TREAT THIS AS A LIGHT HEARTED MISTAKE AND NEITHER DID THE GIRL’S PARENTS, ADDITIONALLY NEITHER WOULD YOU IF IT WAS YOUR CHILD OR FAMILY MEMBER.
THIS GIRL WAS A MINOR, AND THOUGH SOME PEOPLE MAY BRUSH THIS OFF WITH A BLIND VIEW IN SUPPORT OF THIS MAN, WE WONT.
SEEING AS WE DO HAVE SOME LYRICAL CONNECTIONS HOWEVER, WE, THE OFFICIAL SHAM 69, HAVE DECIDED THAT IN RESPECT OF OUR MORAL BELIEF AND SUPPORT WE WILL MAKE A DONATION FROM EVERY SHOW WE PERFORM, BE IT UK OR WORLDWIDE, TO THE NSPCC’S CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHILD ABUSE, AND WILL DO SO UNTIL WE RETIRE AS A BAND.
SO STAY TRUE AND STRONG AND WE’LL SEE YOU DOWN THE FRONT.
SHAM 69however……
http://youtu.be/YR-W-uGcMRA

Hurry up Harry, get that Sham 69 plaque erected

1:46pm Saturday 23rd September 2006

By Yvonne Gordon

A plaque has finally been erected at The Watermans Arms in Hersham to seminal 1970s punk rockers Sham 69.

The band which which was formed in 1975 had several hits, including Hersham Boys, Hurry Up Harry and If the Kids are United.

Hersham residents association chairman, Andy Pinnick said the plaque was put up outside the pub, on Hersham Green, as a tribute to the band’s role in putting Hersham on the map. He said: “The band played there regularly when it was starting out in the mid-1970s, because all its members came from Hersham village.

“We originally wanted a blue plaque but found out from English Heritage that you had to be dead for at least 20 years! We thought green was the best colour.”

The plaque, which was funded by £200 from community donations and £100 from the residents’ association, is made of enamelled steel and is oval-shaped, 20ins by 14ins.

Pub landlord, Tony Blenkinsop, who went to school with the band’s frontman Jimmy Pursey, said although he didn’t live in the village any more, the group had made a big impact.

He said: “The cover of the band’s first album, Hersham Boys, was photographed outside The George Pub in Hersham Road, opposite our old school, Rydens. All the Hersham boys were in the picture.”

The residents’ association began discussions about the plaque in November but there was a delay after controversy caused by Pursey admitting he accepted a police caution in 2002 after forcibly kissing a 16-year-old girl in a Weybridge newsagents.

Pursey said the incident was “exaggerated”.

  • It’s no Sham: Hersham Boys honoured despite assault

    2:07pm Thursday 4th May 2006 in

    Locals will erect a plaque in tribute to Hersham punk rockers Sham 69 despite its controversial lead singer admitting to a caution for indecent assault.

    The work of frontman Jimmy Pursey will be honoured along with band members Dave Parsons, Rick Goldstein, Dave Tregenna, Albie Slider and Mark Cain.

    Their 70s hit Hersham Boys which contained memorable refrain “Hersham Boys, Hersham Boys, laced-up boots and corduroys” is credited with putting the town on the map.

    Plans by Hersham Residents’ Association (HRA) to erect the plaque were put on hold last month after it emerged police cautioned Pursey in 2002 after he admitted he was involved in an incident in a Weybridge newsagents with a 16-year-old girl when he forcibly kissed her on the mouth an incident which left her so traumatised she left her job.

    Pursey said the incident was exaggerated and added the plaque should be more about the music than the person behind it.

    Since a meeting of HRA last week, members and locals have come up with the cash to fund the £300 plaque.

    The plaque will go outside the Waterman’s Arms in Hersham Green and will be in place in the next three months.

    Andy Pinnick, chairman of Hersham Residents’ Association, said: “Some of the people in Hersham have known Jimmy throughout his life.

    “He is a little bit impulsive and over the top but he is not malicious.

    “His behaviour was inappropriate and we are not condoning it but there needs to be an element of understanding.

    “There is more to him than the negative headlines.” Pursey recently beat more than 600 entrants to win Virgin Radio’s competition to write the unofficial song for the England football team for the World Cup finals in Germany.

    His single, which will raise cash for the Teenage Cancer Trust, will be recorded later this month and released to coincide with the start of the tournament in June.

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12 Responses to Jimmy Pursey, The End of An Ego ?

  1. Steve fenny says:

    We all remember the tosser they call pursey. i knew him from 12 onwards, what a wanker, the last time i saw him he was on the end of my fist, after giving it large at the walton hop. I also knew Jonathan king him and pursey where very close a bit too close, i can only imagine what they got up to, they are both sick in the head and should be castrated.

  2. Milky says:

    I never liked Pursey from day one, he was a proper horrible cunt, when sham made their comeback in the 80's they used their previous success to bring in all this new age shite and all the kids had gone and paid their hard earned to see the sham of old only to hear this complete load of bollocks….. so i never regret getting up on stage and wrapping purseys mic right across his mush then wrecked his tour coach lol…no regrets….hope the cunt gets his come uppance proper one day!!

  3. pablo says:

    Following the recent exposure of high profile presenter Jimmy Saville as an abuser of minors, who had close links to convicted peadophile Jonathan King, once music impresario, I feel it's important to throw light on people in the entertainment industry who used their fame and success to lure impressionable children.
    I'm not suprised to find news of Jimmy Pursey connected with an indecent assault as I once knew someone who was abused by him when she was 12-13.
    Afraid of coming forward she has kept this a secret for years, yet the recent news surrounding Jimmy Saville, and the connections to the King has dragged this memory back.
    If she can muster the courage to come forward maybe others will to, or if someone was to investigate further!

  4. skingirl64 says:

    Shawn Sterns, that is one sick fucking thing to write. how would you feel if it was your daughter. i spk from experience when i say that an incident like that is never forgotten and messes your life up completly, no amount of counselling ever takes it away. molesters and rapist should be shot in the head against a wall. you included you sick fuck. anyone goes near my kids or grandkids then i will do time.

  5. subcultz says:

    harriet (Brooklyn New York)
    Well Ive been living here for 2 years now studying journalism and been working on various locals in the north and south. I cam over here 5 years back to see some bands etc but have always followd Oi bands and Punk, but I love the scene. I was staying in Addington when this story broke and had friends in Esher. I just put my skills together to see what had happened and linked all the actions of Pursey together and it all made sense. He moved to Stourbridge after this incident but trouble seems to follow this man. I just feel that all the grand opportunities he has had eg Hurry Up England single and Im a Celeb were not taken up and now I know why. Onething I know about you brits is you love to build people up in the press and tear them down..as we yanks do it all the time..lol. So I think that scared Pursey, anyway I feel that hes a man who flits with danger until he corners himself.
    Hx
    I love Subcultz and Skin/Oi music..but have read the link re Jimmy Pursey but this one has the facts of her being traumatised and the surely the deal here is about the girls rights.http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/topstories/750143.It___s_no_Sham__Hersham_Boys_honoured_despite_assault_/

    It’s no Sham: Hersham Boys honoured despite assault
    http://www.surreycomet.co.uk
    Locals will erect a plaque in tribute to Hersham punk rockers Sham 69 despite its controversial lead singer admitting to a caution for indecent assault.

  6. Stu says:

    Spell his name right for fucks sake

  7. subcultz says:

    we at subcultz are horrified to read this story of a very unpleasant character. many of us british kids looked up to jimmy pursey as a figurehead, when he made songs about us, the council estate kids and borstall boys. but as time went on the guy showed a complete disrespect for his fanbase over many years, this latest scandal will see the end of this person from our scene. a real shame in many ways. but lets hope the songs carry on and this doesn't reflect on other members of sham 69. but the
    main thing that has to
    be considered is the victim and the trauma caused to her
    life. we hope very much that she has
    put this behind her. and that she is not alone in feeling repulsion

  8. Who cares if he molested a minor! I do it all the time and never got caught. This matter shouldn't be an issue for him not to come to my event. Molestors are just a minority group like gays and we have rights as well!

  9. if this is true I am glad they kept him out of the country

    • Billy Batson says:

      In the UK (as in many US states) the age of sexual consent is 16. Pursey assaulted a teenager but she is in no way a 'minor'. This was treated the same way as if he had forcibly kissed a 19 year-old, which is wrong but is not paedophilia. That said, some of the comments above suggest that he doesn't draw the line at 16 and may well be an utter & total scumbag anyway.

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