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John Lydon

Musician John Lydon
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Profession: Musician


Why Famous: Also known as Johnny Rotten, the singer of the 1970s punk band the Sex Pistols has gone from causing moral panic to becoming something of a national icon since the heady days of the punk explosion. With the band he penned singles such as "God Save the Queen" and "Anarchy in the U.K."

After the break-up of the band in 1978 Lydon formed a band called Public Image Ltd.

Born: January 31, 1956
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Age: 65 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius

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Historical Events

  • 1977-06-18 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten & Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub
  • 1978-07-25 John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image
  • 1979-06-30 Johnny Rotten and Joan Collins appear together on BBC TV's "Juke Box Jury"
  • 1980-10-06 John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) sentenced to 3 months imprisonment on assault charges

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