Sex pistols oi oi oi.



sex pistols oi oi oi

Gary and Lindsay married in

sex pistols oi oi oi

Both incidents happened in January '82, at a time when everyone else was trying to prove that Oi!

sex pistols oi oi oi

Unlike the Upstarts', the Rejects' first following wasn't largely skinhead; in fact at first skins didn't like them.

sex pistols oi oi oi

The Ruts:

sex pistols oi oi oi

They had some cross-over with the scooterist scene which flourishes to this day, with thousands subscribing to George Marshall's marvellous Pulped mag and enjoying a drip-feed of classic Oi CDs from Mark Brennan's splendid Captain Oi!

sex pistols oi oi oi

It was hardcore bands like Agnostic Front who first invited the Business to play there.

sex pistols oi oi oi

The new bands were either too unoriginal, too weak, or in the case of Terry Hayes and Skully's East End Badoes, too limited in their appeal to a square mile of Poplar to mean anything.

sex pistols oi oi oi

Pretty much any Oi!

sex pistols oi oi oi

Modesty forbids any mention of the Gonads, considered by many to be the finest Oi!

sex pistols oi oi oi

The band split up just after its release.



I called it Oi!



But the band bottled out and sacked Rouman, replacing him with bikers' pin-up Vermilion Sands.



But the Yanks made the music their own.



Ironically, most Hammers Oi fans were safely in Upton Park at the time, watching their boys battle a Russian team.



On first release it sold 35, copies, and has since gone gold on vinyl, selling many thousands more on CD.



Cockney cowboys?



The press painted sinister pictures of skinheads being 'bussed' into a predominantly Asian area.