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Sunday, June 15, 2014

This day in HISTOROCK !! The Sex Pistols !!

      This day in HISTOROCK !!

              In 1976, The Sex Pistols recorded their first demos in Clapham's Majestic studios followed by a gig that night at The 100 club, London !! Earlier that year on June 4,1976 the Sex Pistols appeared at The Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England. The legendary night is regarded as a catalyst to the punk rock movement !! In the audience was Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (Joy Division), and Mark E Smith (The Fall) !! 1 year later on June 15, 1977, The Sex Pistols held a party on a boat as it sailed down The River Thames in London. The Pistols performed "Anarchy In The UK" as loud as humanly possible, outside the Houses Of Parliament resulting in members from the party being arrested when the boat docked later that day !! Morrissey later had a letter published in music magazine Record Mirror and Disc asking the editor why the paper had not included any stories on the Sex Pistols !!   The Sex Pistols were a promotional machine always coming up with different  ideas to promote their music .  They signed their 1st recording contract with A&M records at 7am on a table set up outside Buckingham Palace !! That contract lasted 6 days before A&M was forced by other artists on the label to drop the Pistols . Virgin Records came to the rescue and signed The Sex Pistols and on 27 May 1977, the Sex Pistols' single “God Save the Queen” was released in the UK !! To say the Sex Pistols were a thorn in the Royal Family's side could be considered an under statement !! For a band that only released 1 proper album, the Pistols made an enormous impact on the punk music scene !! 

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