Sex Pistols appear on 'So It Goes'
4 September 1976
The last episode in the first series of Granada Television's late night magazine programme presented by Tony Wilson (broadcast only in the Manchester area on 4 September 1976) featured the debut TV appearance of the Sex Pistols. Opening with a shout of "Get off your arse", Rotten and co delivered a furious, brutally intense rendition of 'Anarchy in the UK'. Journalist Charles Shaar Murray described it as "the most utterly immediate thing I've ever seen on television". Sharing the programme with the Pistols were Dr Hook, Peter Cook and Clive James.