The Sex Pistols and America

(L-R) Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook of The Sex Pistols in Luxembourg. November 1977. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.comPlease contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: phone: 212-691-0391

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The story of the notorious 1978 tour of the southern USA

This was one of the more surreal moments in music history. Banned from radio and venues at home, the rapidly disintegrating band played places like Memphis, Baton Rouge, San Antonio, and Dallas in a move calculated by manager Malcolm McLaren to generate maximum culture clash.

The story is told at this event with Bob Gruen – one of the acclaimed photographers who joined the tour, Sex Pistols road manager John ‘Boogie’ Tiberi, and southern historian and US music expert Brian Ward.

The bar opens at 17.30. Try PUNK IPA, our exclusive guest beer from BrewDog.

Supported by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library

Punk 1976-78 is part of punk London, a year of events, gigs, films, talks and exhibits celebrating 40 years of punk heritage and influence in London


Name: The Sex Pistols and America
Where: Conference Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £10.00
Senior 60+: £8.00
Student: £7.00
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Under 18: £7.00
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