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Sid Vicious

Musician Sid Vicious

Full Name: John Simon Ritchie later John Beverley
Profession: Musician


Biography: Best known as the bassist and vocalist for the "Sex Pistols."

Born: May 10, 1957
Birthplace: London, England

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: February 2, 1979 (aged 21)
Cause of Death: Heroin overdose

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Historical Events

  • 1978-10-12 Sid Vicious charged with murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen
  • 1978-10-23 Sid Vicious attempts suicide while at Riker's Detention Center in NYC
  • 1979-01-02 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins

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