2010 – Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren has died after a cancer battle. He was 64. He died this morning. Spokesman Les Molloy says: “He’d been suffering from cancer for some time, but recently he’d been full of health. It rapidly deteriorated.” McLaren was one of the most colourful figures of the mid-seventies punk revolution, […]
2006 – Metallica inducts Black Sabbath into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Metallica also performs a short set of Sabbath songs during the event at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Other inductees include Blondie, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sex Pistols and A&M Records co-founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss.
2005 – The Sex Pistols were among new names added to a celebrity Walk of Fame in Covent Garden London. Other musical celebrities to immortalised on the Avenue of the Stars include Bob Geldof, Tom Jones, Gracie Fields and Bob Hope.
1996 – The Sex Pistols announced their comeback at the 100 Club in London, 20 years after they had split.
1980 – Police raided the home of former Sex Pistol John Lydon who greeted them waving a ceremonial sword, the only illegal item they found was a canister of tear gas, claimed to be for defence against intruders.
1979 – Sex Pistol’s bass player Sid Vicious went on trial in New York accused of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen three months earlier.
1978 – Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious filmed his version of ‘My Way’ for the Sex Pistols’ film ‘The Great Rock n Roll Swindle.’
1977 – The Sex Pistols held a party on a boat as it sailed down The River Thames in London. The Pistols performed ‘Anarchy In The UK’ outside The Houses Of Parliament resulting in members from the party being arrested when the boat docked later that day.
1977 – after being with the label for just six days The Sex Pistols were fired from A&M due to pressure from other label artists and its Los Angeles head office. 25,000 copies of ‘God Save The Queen’ were pressed and the band made £75,000 ($127,500) from the deal.
1977 – The Sex Pistols shocked passengers and airline staff at Heathrow Airport when they spat and vomited boarding a plane to Amsterdam.
1976 – The Sex Pistols recorded their first demos in Clapham’s Majestic studios followed by a gig that night at The 100 club, London.