The Sex Pistols were the first popular punk group in Britain and one of the first bands to come from the rising U.K. punk scene of the late 1970s. They were only together for about 3 years, from late 1975 to early 1978, 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 such as California punk rock group Green Day.
The Sex Pistols in Amsterdam in 1977. From left to right: Paul Cook, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones.
|Origin||London, England, UK|
|Years active||1975 - 1978|
|Labels||EMI, A&M, Virgin Records.|
|Past members||Johnny Rotten - vocals|
Paul Cook - drums
Steve Jones - guitar
Glen Matlock / Sid Vicious - bass
The band members were Johnny Rotten (vocals), Paul Cook (drums), Steve Jones (guitar) and Glen Matlock (bass). Sid Vicious later replaced Matlock on bass in February 1977 but died 2 years later. They recorded only one studio album, called Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols during the summer of 1977. One of their most famous songs is "Anarchy In The UK". Another one of their most famous songs is "God Save the Queen (Sex Pistols song)", which was banned by the BBC for it's contents. They split up after a show at Winterland on January 14th, 1978, with Rotten saying "You ever get the feelin' you're bein' cheated?"