Sex Pistols in History

Events in Music

  • 1975-11-06 1st appearance of Sex Pistols
  • 1976-10-08 Sex Pistols sign with EMI
  • 1976-11-26 Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"
  • 1976-12-01 Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"
  • 1977-01-06 EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1977-06-18 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten & Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub
  • 1978-01-05 Start of the Sex Pistols final tour in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1978-01-14 Sex Pistols' final concert held in Winterland, San Francisco
  • 1978-07-13 BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"
  • 1980-10-06 John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) sentenced to 3 months imprisonment on assault charges

Birthdays in Music

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

Person of interestSteve Jones

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

Rocker Steve Jones
Steve Jones
  • 1956-01-31 Johnny Rotten, [John Lydon], rocker (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)
  • 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
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
Sid Vicious