The Sex Pistols
- Principal Members
- Paul Cook
- Steve Jones
- Glen Matlock
- Johnny Rotten
- Sid Vicious
The Sex Pistols were an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. The band originally comprised vocalist Johnny Rotten, guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bassist Glen Matlock (later replaced by Sid Vicious). Although their initial career lasted only three years and produced only four singles and one studio album, the Sex Pistols have been described by the BBC as 'the definitive English punk rock band.' The Pistols are widely credited with initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom and creating the first generation gap within rock and roll.
The Sex Pistols emerged as a response to what was perceived to be the increasingly safe and bloated progressive rock and manufactured pop music of the mid-1970s...
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- 1976 Sign to EMI and release 'Anarchy in the UK'
- 1976 Appear on the Bill Grundy show
- 1977 EMI drop the band, Matlock leaves
- 1977 Sid Vicious joins
- 1977 Virgin sign the band
- 1978 Rotten leaves while on a US tour
- 1978 Vicious's girlfriend Nancy Spungen is found dead
- 1979 Vicious dies while on bail awaiting trial for her murder
- 1996 Original Pistols reform for the 'Filthy Lucre' tour
- 2005 Turn down induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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- On the BBC
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Top 10 Tracks
These are the tracks that are most listened to by users of Last.FM.
- 1 God Save the Queen played 2,946 times
- 2 Anarchy in the UK played 1,495 times
- 3 Pretty Vacant played 1,365 times
- 4 Anarchy in the U.K. played 1,207 times
- 5 Holidays in the Sun played 1,174 times
- 6 Bodies played 1,142 times
- 7 No Feelings played 1,019 times
- 8 Seventeen played 944 times
- 9 Problems played 943 times
- 10 Liar played 934 times
This chart is not created by the BBC and is only reflective of the listening habits of users of Last.FM.