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Town Called Malice by The Jam

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It was in this week in 1983...

that The Jam's plans for a CND rally at Queen's Park Ranger's football ground were refused by the council. Apparently rock fans are more dodgy than football fans. That is why Town Called Malice by The Jam is our single of the week.

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Murderer Dennis Nilsen's arrest, the lowest global temperature record, cruise missiles at Greenham Common, the Jules Rimet World Cup is stolen... Highlights 1983

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