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It was 40 years ago today

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Posted November 06, 2015
Sex Pistols played their first gig at Saint Martins College
Pistols: Plaque. (Check bottom for credit)

That Sex Pistols played their first gig at Saint Martins College or whatever it was called back then.



They might not have been the very first punk band and, as the Damned will tell you, they weren't the first punk band to release a record in the UK.

But the fact is, they had a massive impact on music, society and, er, me.

Plus a few other people too.

Like my mate Jedd who lives in a shed down Gover.


PLUGS
Yep, 40 years ago today (6/11/15) Sex Pistols played their first gig at London's Saint Martins College as support to Bazooka Joe.

Before they could finish their set, though, the plugs were pulled and the Pistols' first live performance was over.

Little did they know it then (probably) but history had been made and just six months later they would be playing in front of 42m people, apparently, at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester.

Or something.

I could go on but I can't be arsed.

Why?

Because I'm a lazy sod.

Ladies and gentlemen, Sex Pistols...




The above vid is embedded here on the tune-tastic Rake & Herald from svend15's YouTube channel, which you can check out here. Right, gotta go. The pub's open.


See also The best interview ever, posted 24/7/14, among others.


Sandi Toxic
was raised by wolves inside a disused clay pit near Lanjeth. You can befriend her on FaceBook here. She is still quite feral.


Picture credit

Top and thumb: Pistols plaque in what was St Martin's College by Simon Harriyott from Uckfield, England.

For licensing information, click the above link.



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