Tagged with Sex Pistols

The Dawn of Madchester

The Sex Pistols played a gig in Manchester on 4 June 1976 which has become famous for having future members of almost every famous band in Britain in the audience. In fact it is such a famous gig that it is impossible to know how many people who later found fame were there, as it … Continue reading

A Tsunami for Sixty Pence

One of the things that intrigues me on tracking stories through history is that some places seem to be the site of similar things through history – in Bristol, the Royal Infirmary is on the site of a soldiers’ infirmary; St Michael’s Hill with its fresh air and views was home to many schools in … Continue reading

Were Not Your Monkeys

The Sex Pistols were recently inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but very much against their wishes. Of course. How thoroughly inappropriate for them to be included in such a musi industry establishment. And yet, how could the Hall of Fame omit them? They produced some of the most unique music – … Continue reading

Flowers in Dustbins

Flowers in Dustbins

  I have at last finished reading the epic tome on the rise and demise of England’s Punk Movement, ‘England’s Dreaming’ by Jon Savage. There is so much to take in, but as Savage repeatedly states, there are so many versions of everything that happened, so it is hard to find the truth though it … Continue reading

More Punk Stuff

More Punk Stuff

The second episode of Punk Britannia covered 1976-8, when it was still a tiny movement, until the Sex Pistols appeared as a replacement on a talk show, when they were provoked to utter a few expletives, and all of a sudden the scene exploded. Journalist Tony Parsons said, “This was our music, our time, there … Continue reading

Forgotten Revolutionaries

Forgotten Revolutionaries

This post was going to be a summary of a BBC programme I watched last night, Punk Britannia, but as usual, I found a pebble in there that has turned into a brilliant gem. Most people credit the Sex Pistols as being the start of Punk, but this programme highlighted the so-called ‘Gateway Generation’ which … Continue reading