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Sex Pistols

British punk rock band

The Sex Pistols were the first popular punk group in Britain. They were only together for two years, in the late 1970s, and they were known for their rowdy behaviour more than their music. The music they made gave many new artists a big influence on their music, mostly in the alternative music and punk scenes.

Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols in Paradiso.jpg
The Sex Pistols in Amsterdam in 1977. From left to right: Paul Cook, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones.
Background information
OriginLondon, England, UK
Genrespunk rock
Years active1975 - 1978
LabelsEMI, A&M, Virgin Records.
Past membersJohnny Rotten - vocals
Paul Cook - drums
Steve Jones - guitar
Glen Matlock / Sid Vicious - bass

The members in the band were Johnny Rotten (vocals), Paul Cook (drums), Steve Jones (guitar) and Glen Matlock (bass). Sid Vicious later replaced Matlock on bass. They recorded only one studio album, called Never Mind the Bollocks - Here's the Sex Pistols. One of their most famous songs is "Anarchy In The UK".


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