Sex Pistols in History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1975-11-06 First performance of the Sex Pistols at St Martins College, London

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk Malcolm McLaren
Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk
Malcolm McLaren
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977-05-27 The Sex Pistols release "God Save the Queen", sparking major controversy and leading to a ban on the song by the BBC

Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk Malcolm McLaren
Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk
Malcolm McLaren
Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • 1977-06-07 During the Queen's Jubilee, the Sex Pistols attempt to perform on a boat on the River Thames, but are forced to stop by the police

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977-06-18 Sex Pistols johnny rotten & Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

Musician John Lydon
Musician
John Lydon

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestMalcolm McLaren

1946-01-22 Malcolm McLaren, British band manager (the Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 2010)

Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk Malcolm McLaren
Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk
Malcolm McLaren

Person of interestSteve Jones

1955-09-03 Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones

Person of interestJohn Lydon

1956-01-31 Johnny Rotten [John Lydon], English singer-songwriter & musician (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen), born in Holloway, United Kingdom

Musician John Lydon
Musician
John Lydon
  • 1956-07-20 Paul Cook, English rock drummer (Sex Pistols), born in London
  • 1956-08-27 Glen Matlock, rock bassist (Sex Pistols)

Person of interestSid Vicious

1957-05-10 Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English musician and bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 1979)

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious

Deaths in Music


Person of interestSid Vicious

1979-02-02 Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English musician and bassist (Sex Pistols), dies of a heroin overdose at 21

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious