Independent label:  The Purple Hearts started in 1977, when teenagers Jeff Shadbolt, Simon Stebbing, Bob Manton, and Nick Lake formed the band in Romford, East London as The Sockets, before they even knew how to play their instruments. They formed for the purpose of getting a support slot at a Buzzcocks gig at the East London Polytechnic. There the final single, "Plane Crash" was released in 1982, on the independent record label Road runner Records before the band split up in November of that year after a failed American trip. Distributed By Road runner Records.

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