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- John Lydon (Secret Soul Boy)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cx5hh.jpg2014-11-29T21:00:00ZThe Sex Pistols' Mr John Lydon shares his love of funk and soul with Craig.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1b389bc0-68d2-4e2e-af22-6be1075b907d?clipfocus=p02cx5j2Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 21 mins
John Lydon (Secret Soul Boy)
- John Lydon chats to Radcliffe and Maconiehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028dk7p.jpg2014-10-10T13:38:00ZPunk rocker Johnny Rotten AKA John Lydon formerly of Sex Pistols is on the show with Mark and Stuart to talk about his autobiography Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1b389bc0-68d2-4e2e-af22-6be1075b907d?clipfocus=p028dm55Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 19 mins
John Lydon chats to Radcliffe and Maconie
- John Lydon Interviewhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028d9h9.jpg2014-10-10T11:51:00ZJohn Lydon, formerly Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols and lead singer in Public Image Ltd, talks to Simon Mayo about new memoir Anger is an Energy.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1b389bc0-68d2-4e2e-af22-6be1075b907d?clipfocus=p028dbfdSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 17 mins
John Lydon Interview
- John Lydon interview with Marc Radcliffehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ch59q.jpg2012-05-31T23:00:26ZMark chats to John Lydon about his new music.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1b389bc0-68d2-4e2e-af22-6be1075b907d?clipfocus=p00td4hkSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
John Lydon interview with Marc Radcliffe
- John Lydon - Interview with Jo Whileyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cgh0r.jpg2012-04-17T23:00:36ZJo chats to John Lydon about his favourite music and the new Public Image Ltd album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1b389bc0-68d2-4e2e-af22-6be1075b907d?clipfocus=p00r7jntSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 12 mins
John Lydon - Interview with Jo Whiley
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John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956), also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten is a singer songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer of punk rock band the Sex Pistols from 1975 until 1978, and again for various revivals during the 1990s and 2000s. He is the lead singer of the post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL), which he founded and fronted from 1978 until 1993, and again since 2009.
There has been a recent revival of a 1980s movement to have Lydon knighted for his achievements with the Sex Pistols – even though he has since[when?] turned down an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to music. In 2002 he was named among the 100 Greatest Britons following a UK-wide vote. Q Magazine remarked that "somehow he's assumed the status of national treasure."
Lydon's image and fashion style led to him being asked to become the singer of the Sex Pistols by their manager, Malcolm McLaren. With the Pistols, he penned singles including "Anarchy in the U.K.", "God Save the Queen" and "Holidays in the Sun", the content of which precipitated the "last and greatest outbreak of pop-based moral pandemonium" in Britain.