...THURSDAY JANUARY 6TH 1977
|While the Sex Pistols are busy taking their abuse to the
Dutch, they play Rotterdam Arts Centre tonight
supported by The Heartbreakers.
However back home in Blighty EMI have terminated their
two year contract with the band, claiming it was a mutual
agreement. The band show what they think of EMI by
tearing up a poster. Read the 'dear John' statement of
the dismissal to your right...
|The Vibrators fly back to London to
play the salubrious surroundings of
the Red Cow in Hammersmith,
Max's Kansas City, New York.
The Cramps formed in 1976 by their tall lead singer Lux Interior ( Erick Lee Purkhiser) and his red headed wife, guitarist and occasional bass guitarist Poison Ivy. The addition
of band members guitarist Bryan Gregory and his drummer sister Pam Ballam comprised the first complete lineup in April 1976. Ballam was later replaced with Miriam Linna.
The Cramps became part of the early CBGB punk rock movement that had emerged in New York. They are were also due to be noted as influencing a number of musical styles,
with their unique take on rock 'n' roll. Not only were they one of the first garage punk bands, they are also widely recognized as one of the prime innovators of psychobilly.