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35 Years Ago: Sid Vicious Found Dead

Sid Vicious
Virgin Records

On Feb. 2, 1979, the Sex Pistols' infamous bassist Sid Vicious was found dead. He was 21 years old.

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36 Years Ago – The Sex Pistols Break Up

Virgin Records/SexPistols.com
Virgin Records/SexPistols.com

"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" asked a weary Johnny Rotten at the very end of the last show of the Sex Pistols' first (and last) US tour. The show took place at the one-time hippie haven of the Winterland in San Francisco on Jan. 14, 1978 and would be the band's final performance. Well, at least until their 1996 reunion, anyway.

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Mick Jagger Praised for Secretly Helping Punk Rock Legend

Frank Tewkesbury/Express Hulton Archive,  Getty Images
Frank Tewkesbury/Express Hulton Archive, Getty Images

In a recent interview, the legend that is John Lydon revealed an interesting tidbit concerning Sir Mick Jagger. It turns out that while Sex Pistol Sid Vicious was awaiting trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, Jagger stepped in the pay the legal fees.

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35 Years Ago: Sid Vicious Charged With Murdering His Girlfriend

Express/Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Express/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

On Oct. 12, 1978, the body of 20-year-old Nancy Spungen was found in a room at New York's famous Chelsea Hotel. She and her boyfriend, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, had been living in Room 100 for abound a month and a half when Vicious called the front desk, saying that something had happened to his girlfriend. It turned out that she was dead from multiple stab wounds to her stomach. 

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Top 10 Sex Pistols Songs

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Evening Standard/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Everything that can be said about the Sex Pistols has probably been said about a thousand times already. From the filth and fury to the scandals and headlines, the pioneering punk band impacted both music and society during its brief run in the '70s. But among all the hype and hate was a batch of great songs th

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The Beatles Dominate List of the Most Expensive Records

The Beatles
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

A rare or limited pressing of a record can draw a pretty penny, and if it's a major rock band the price can really go through the roof. As you might expect, the Beatles dominate Record Collector's new list of the most expensive records in the world. But what might surprise you is that the Sex Pistols also turn up several times in the Top 10.

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35 Years Ago – The Sex Pistols Release ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’

Evening Standard Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Evening Standard Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Thirty-five years ago today, the Sex Pistols' one and only album was released. For many, it was the definitive game changer. Their impact  in their native England can not be overstated. A truly defining moment in U.K. culture:  life before, and life after punk rock. Though you obviously have to draw the time line  from the Ramones to the Stooges and even back to Elvis to get the whole picture, the public definition of "punk rock" sort of begins and ends with the Sex Pistols.

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Sex Pistols to Release 35th Anniversary ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’ Box Set

John Lydon
Matt Cardy, Getty Images

When the Sex Pistols released 'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols' in 1977, it sparked off a musical and social revolution in England and became one of the landmark albums of its time. To mark the record's 35th anniversary, Universal Music UK will release a special deluxe box set version on Sept. 24.

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Yes, Sex Pistols, Soft Cell Members Team Up for the 35th Anniversary of Marc Bolan’s Death

T. Rex
Garry Merrin / Hulton Archive / Getty Images

The life and music of late T. Rex vocalist Marc Bolan will be saluted during a special benefit organized by the U.K.'s PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund.

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Comedian Russell Brand to Perform Beatles, Sex Pistols Classics at 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony

Mark Davis, Getty Images
Mark Davis, Getty Images

He played a rock star in both 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' and 'Get Him to the Greek' and did his best REO Speedwagon cover for the recent 'Rock of Ages' movie. Now actor/comedian Russell Brand will take center stage at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics to perform a pair of classics.

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