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On This Day in 1976…

On this day in 1976, the Sex Pistols released their now iconic track, Anarchy In The UK. The single was first issued in a plain black sleeve, and was the only Sex Pistols single to be released by EMI and reached 38 in the UK charts. The band were subsequently dropped […]

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On this day in 1977….

…the Sex Pistols were involved in a fight at London’s Speakeasy Club with Bob Harris, presenter of BBC 2’s The Old Grey Whistle Test, resulting in one of the shows engineers needing 14 stitches in his head. Two days later Harris’s solicitors contact Derek Green at A&M the bands record […]

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On this day in 1976….

….workers at EMI records went on strike, refusing to package the Sex Pistols single ‘Anarchy In The UK.’ They say that the ‘past is a different country, they do things differently there’, this story about the workers at EMI in Hayes who went on strike rather than have a hand […]

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On This Day In 1976…..

……the Sex Pistols made their television debut* with an appearance on Manchester’s Granada TV programme ‘So It Goes’ ‘So It Goes’ was a regional TV programme broadcast only in the Manchester area (late at night) and presented by future Factory Records boss Tony Wilson. The Pistols appeared on the last […]

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On this day in 1976 the Sex Pistols got their….

….first ever magazine cover courtesy of Melody Maker, feature by Caroline Coon. It wasn’t that easy to find the text for this story, however, I found it on Big Figure Promotions Facebook page here Here’s the original feature….. Parade Of The Punks Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 2 October 1976 THE […]