Did Daventry really have John Lydon pinned up against the ice cream van?

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Did Daventry really have John Lydon pinned up against the ice cream van?

Post by Snowbird » 16 Nov 2017, 22:28

Did this actually happen or has the story become embellished over the years? I mean I can picture JJ doing this seeing as he started this particular rumble in the first place (you all know the story) but Dave!? Needless to say this tale tickles me enormously. Thoughts and comments please.
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Post by jason » 17 Nov 2017, 01:31

Dave probably frightened the shit out of him with his menacing voice!

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Post by porkymeat » 17 Nov 2017, 13:53

Johnny was probably only about 8st wet thru in those days.
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Re: Did Daventry really have John Lydon pinned up against the ice cream van?

Post by MiB81 » 19 Nov 2017, 22:09

Snowbird wrote:
16 Nov 2017, 22:28
Did this actually happen or has the story become embellished over the years? I mean I can picture JJ doing this seeing as he started this particular rumble in the first place (you all know the story) but Dave!? Needless to say this tale tickles me enormously. Thoughts and comments please.
Been discussed on here, and other places, before. It may have been Dag Dave.
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Re: Did Daventry really have John Lydon pinned up against the ice cream van?

Post by s.harris » 20 Nov 2017, 18:29

If it was on this date 4.7.76 Roundhouse LondonThe Stranglers supported The Ramones and The Flamin' Groovies at a special American Bi-centennial concert. First ever UK Ramones date,on a Pistol site it said they were at The Black Swan Sheffield on the 4th July 1976,it could have been 5th July when the Ramones played Dingwalls (London, England) but the Stranglers did not support the Ramones and i can't see Dave just going to a Ramones gig? if Dave pinned anybody up it was probable just a skinny punk.
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Re: Did Daventry really have John Lydon pinned up against the ice cream van?

Post by Bobinblack » 21 Nov 2017, 09:23

s.harris wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 18:29
If it was on this date 4.7.76 Roundhouse LondonThe Stranglers supported The Ramones and The Flamin' Groovies at a special American Bi-centennial concert. First ever UK Ramones date,on a Pistol site it said they were at The Black Swan Sheffield on the 4th July 1976,it could have been 5th July when the Ramones played Dingwalls (London, England) but the Stranglers did not support the Ramones and i can't see Dave just going to a Ramones gig? if Dave pinned anybody up it was probable just a skinny punk.
I genuinely did not believe it when I read that it was Dave Greenfield and not Dagenham Dave who had physically threatened Johnny Rotten, I thought it was a misprint and mis-reporting due to memories and accounts getting warped by age etc. It HAD to be Dag Dave, it just had to be! Didn't it??

Well actually...

For the record I don't know the fact but some more clued-up members of this forum probably do. I just felt a bit embarrassed at my scepticism and dismissal of those reports claiming that it had been Dave Greenfield.

Sorry, this adds nothing to the debate but I feel kind of relieved to have posted it :grin:
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Post by Snowbird » 07 Jan 2018, 22:07

Yes it was Greenfield.
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Post by jason » 07 Jan 2018, 23:25

I'm sure Dave could get a bit lively after a few Stella's!

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Re: Did Daventry really have John Lydon pinned up against the ice cream van?

Post by dead ringer » 24 Jan 2018, 20:09

Funny that I've never heard anyone else other than JJ mention it including the other band members or Simonon, Lydon, Strummer, Jones, nobody?

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