John Lydon Biography (Wikipedia)
John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956), also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of the late 1970s punk band The Sex Pistols, which lasted from 1975 until 1978, and again for various revivals during the 1990s and 2000s. He is also the lead singer of post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL), which he founded and fronted from 1978 until 1993, and again since 2009.
Lydon's rebellious image and fashion style led to him being asked to become the singer of the Sex Pistols by their manager, Malcolm McLaren. With the Sex 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. The band caused a nationwide uproar in much of the media, and Lydon was seen as a figurehead of the burgeoning punk movement. Despite the negative reaction that they provoked, they are now regarded as one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music.
- John Lydon chats to Radcliffe and Maconiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028dk7p.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028dk7p.jpg2014-10-10T13:38:00.000ZPunk 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/audiovideo/popular/p028dm55
John Lydon chats to Radcliffe and Maconie
- John Lydon Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028d9h9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028d9h9.jpg2014-10-10T11:51:00.000ZJohn 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/audiovideo/popular/p028dbfd
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