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Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious, 1977
Background information
Birth name Simon John Ritchie[1]
Also known as Sid Vicious
Spikey John
John Simon Beverley[2]
Born 10 May 1957(1957-05-10)
Lewisham, England
Died 2 February 1979 (aged 21)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres Punk rock
Occupations Bassist, Songwriter, Composer
Instruments Bass guitar, Vocals, Drums, Tambourine
Years active 1976 - 1979
Labels Virgin, EMI
Associated acts Sex Pistols
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Vicious White Kids
Notable instruments
Fender Precision Bass (American Classic)
.Sid Vicious (born Simon John Ritchie[1]; 10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979) was an English musician best known as the bassist of the influential punk rock group Sex Pistols.^ Sid Vicious, born on May 10, 1957; New Wave magazine Source .
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^ Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen...
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^ Born on 10 May 1957 as Simon John Ritchie but also known as John Beverley, Sid was the only child of mother Anne.
  • Sid Vicious: Little boy lost, by Jon Savage | Music | The Observer 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In 2006 he was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Sex Pistols.^ On 24 February 2006, the Sex Pistols were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum \\\"a piss stain\\\".
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^ Vicious appeared briefly as the drummer for Siouxsie & The Banshees, and was also a member of the 'Flowers of Romance' before replacing Glen Matlock as bass player in the Sex Pistols.
  • Sid Vicious Discography at Discogs 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Two newly formed London punk rock acts, The Clash and The Damned, made their live debuts opening for the Sex Pistols on 4 July and 6 July, respectively.
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Contents

Early life

.Sid Vicious was born Simon John Ritchie in London to John and Anne Ritchie (née McDonald).^ On February 7th 1979, Simon John Beverley that became John Simon Ritchie that was Sid Vicious was cremated after a low-key service in New Jersey.
  • Who Killed Nancy? 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.madman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Vicious was born in London on May 10, 1957; various accounts list his real name as John Beverley, Simon Ritchie, or "John Simon" followed by one of those two surnames.
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^ Sid Vicious, born on May 10, 1957; New Wave magazine Source .
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Anne was a hippie, whereas his father was a guardsman at Buckingham Palace and a semi-professional trombone player on the London Jazz scene.[3] .Shortly after Simon's birth, John Ritchie left the family.^ On February 7th 1979, Simon John Beverley that became John Simon Ritchie that was Sid Vicious was cremated after a low-key service in New Jersey.
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^ But Sidney Vicious created himself out of the boutique manager John Simon Ritchie and, as his mother put it, Sid Vicious?

^ Born on 10 May 1957 as Simon John Ritchie but also known as John Beverley, Sid was the only child of mother Anne.
  • Sid Vicious: Little boy lost, by Jon Savage | Music | The Observer 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.John ("Sid") and his mother moved to the island of Ibiza.^ But Sidney Vicious created himself out of the boutique manager John Simon Ritchie and, as his mother put it, Sid Vicious?

^ Born on 10 May 1957 as Simon John Ritchie but also known as John Beverley, Sid was the only child of mother Anne.
  • Sid Vicious: Little boy lost, by Jon Savage | Music | The Observer 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.She married Christopher Beverley in 1965 before setting up a family home back in Kent.^ Her winks, and country bumpkin, home town gal routine would set this country back eons on the world stage.
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.Sid had taken his stepfather's surname and became John Beverly.^ On February 7th 1979, Simon John Beverley that became John Simon Ritchie that was Sid Vicious was cremated after a low-key service in New Jersey.
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.His stepfather died six months later, and by 1968 Ritchie and his mother were living in a rented flat in Tunbridge Wells where he attended Sandown Court School.^ Later, he simply concludes: "My basic nature is going to kill me in six months."
  • Sid Vicious: Little boy lost, by Jon Savage | Music | The Observer 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

In 1971, the pair moved to Hackney in East London. .He also spent some time living in Somerset, where he was a pupil at Clevedon Secondary Modern.^ Although Vicious shot some sequences for the film in Paris, he spent most of his time after the Winterland concert doping it up with Spungen in London, then in New York.
  • 25 Up: Punk's Silver Jubilee: So Tough: The Boy Behind the Sid Vicious Myth | PopMatters Music Feature 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

According to the band's photographer, Dennis Morris, Ritchie was "deep down, a shy person."[4] However, he did assault NME journalist Nick Kent with a motorcycle chain with help from John Joseph Wardle (Jah Wobble).[5] On another occasion, at The Speakeasy (a London nightclub popular with rock stars of the day) he threatened BBC DJ and Old Grey Whistle Test presenter Bob Harris.
.Ritchie was given the nickname "Sid Vicious" by John Lydon (known as Johnny Rotten), after Lydon's pet hamster.^ Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious, they were assholes."
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^ While attending state school as a teenager in 1975, he met and befriended John Lydon, who christened him "Sid Vicious" after a seemingly cute pet hamster who had once bitten a chunk of flesh out of Lydon's father's hand; it was actually a name that Vicious himself disliked.
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^ When Lydon joined the Sex Pistols as Johnny Rotten, Vicious became one of the band's most visible followers, creating a dance tabbed the "pogo," which arose from his jumping up and down to see the band better.
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.The hamster had bitten Ritchie, who said that "[Lydon's] Sid is really vicious!"^ Who is Sid Vicious dating?
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^ Sid was named after Lydon's pet hamster, recalling the Lou Reed song that, with its slicing guitar, kicked off the Transformer album.
  • Sid Vicious: Little boy lost, by Jon Savage | Music | The Observer 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ On February 7th 1979, Simon John Beverley that became John Simon Ritchie that was Sid Vicious was cremated after a low-key service in New Jersey.
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[6] The animal was described by Lydon as "the softest, furriest, weediest thing on earth."[7] .At the time, Ritchie was squatting with Lydon, Jah Wobble, and John Gray.^ Lydon became Johnny Rotten, thanks to Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones; Beverley became Sid Vicious, thanks to Lydon, Wardle became Jah Wobble, thanks to Sid.
  • Sid Vicious: Little boy lost, by Jon Savage | Music | The Observer 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Rotten's friend John Gray recalled that when he would visit one of the squats Rotten and Vicious shared, "Sid would strangle cats and slash himself with an old Heinz baked beans tin lid" (Lydon, 65).
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^ As Wobble says: "John Lydon kept a link with his past, and that saved him, but Sid had no past."
  • Sid Vicious: Little boy lost, by Jon Savage | Music | The Observer 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.According to John Lydon, the two of them would often busk for money with Sid playing the tambourine.^ Because, apparently, Sid would often be playing the wrong song.
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^ According to McLaren, \\\"When Sid joined he couldn\\\'t play guitar but his craziness fit into the structure of the band.
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^ On stage, Sid (often stripped to the waist) would incite the audience to get wilder and more frenzied, and his infamous antics included spitting and spraying beer into the audience.
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They would play Alice Cooper covers, and people gave them money to be quiet. Once a man gave them "three bob" (three shillings, i.e. 15p in decimal currency) and they all danced.[8]

Music career

The Flowers of Romance, and The Banshees

.Vicious began his musical career in 1976 as a member of The Flowers of Romance along with former co-founding member of The Clash Keith Levene (who later co-founded John Lydon's post-Pistols project Public Image Limited) and Palmolive and Viv Albertine, who would later form The Slits.^ He also had his own group, the Flowers of Romance, with Keith Levene (later of PiL), future Slits members Viv Albertine and Palmolive, and Adam Ant guitarist Marco Pirroni, among others.
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^ Post-breakup After leaving the Pistols, Johnny Rotten reverted to his birth name of Lydon, and formed Public Image Ltd with former Clash member Keith Levene and school friend Jah Wobble.
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^ Sid formed a band with Albertine, the Flowers of Romance.
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.He appeared with Siouxsie and the Banshees, playing drums at their notorious first gig at the 100 Club Punk Festival in London's Oxford Street.^ He acted as drummer for Siouxsie and the Banshees at their debut gig at the 100 Club Punk Rock Festival in 1976.
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^ At the September 1976 100 Club Punk Festival, he took the stage as the drummer for Siouxsie and the Banshees, banging out a simple Mo Tucker/ Velvet Underground pattern.
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^ Following a showcase gig at London\\\'s first punk festival, held in October 1976 at the 100 Club in Oxford Street, the Sex Pistols signed to the major label EMI. The band\\\'s first single, \\\"Anarchy in the U.K.\\\", released on 26 November 1976, served as a statement of intentfull of wit, anger and visceral energy.
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.According to members of The Damned, Sid, along with Dave Vanian, was considered for the position of lead singer for The Damned but failed to show up for the audition.^ Nancy managed to set up a few solo shows for Sid at Max's Kansas City and in her hometown of Philadelphia.
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^ Once Sid showed up the band went to shiat.
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^ In Jamaica, Branson met with members of the band Devo, and tried to install Rotten as their lead singer.
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[9]

Sex Pistols

.Before joining the band, Sid had associations with The Bromley Contingent, the fashion avant garde that followed the Sex Pistols.^ When Lydon joined the Sex Pistols as Johnny Rotten, Vicious became one of the band's most visible followers, creating a dance tabbed the "pogo," which arose from his jumping up and down to see the band better.
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^ According to McLaren, \\\"When Sid joined he couldn\\\'t play guitar but his craziness fit into the structure of the band.
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^ Was a member of the "Bromley Contingent," a group of young punk fans who followed the Pistols and other punk bands around England.
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.According to various publications (such as the biography England's Dreaming by John Savage) and films (namely The Filth and the Fury) Ritchie was asked to join the group after Glen Matlock's departure in February 1977 due to his being present at every gig.^ Sid Vicious (real name John Beverly) wasn`t an original member of the Pistols, but rather joined the band after original bassist, Glen Matlock dropped out after personality clashes with lead singer Rotten.
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^ "All we\\\'re trying to do is destroy everything.\\\" The Paradiso gigs would be their last with Matlock, who parted company with the band in February 1977.
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^ No individual with Palin's slender public service record and even less impressive scholastic accomplishments has any business being considered for such a job.
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Manager Malcolm McLaren once claimed "if Johnny Rotten is the voice of punk, then Vicious is the attitude."
.McLaren also said in person and in a documentary that if he'd met Sid before he had hired Johnny to be the singer, Sid would have been the Sex Pistols front man, because he had the most charisma of anyone on that stage.^ Digg it Mark Brown , arts correspondent The Guardian , Tuesday 20 January 2009 Sid Vicious (1957 - 1979), bass player with the Sex Pistols, on stage with his American girlfriend Nancy Spungen, 1978.
  • After 30 years, a new take on Sid, Nancy and a punk rock mystery | Music | The Guardian 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Vicious appeared briefly as the drummer for Siouxsie & The Banshees, and was also a member of the 'Flowers of Romance' before replacing Glen Matlock as bass player in the Sex Pistols.
  • Sid Vicious Discography at Discogs 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ When Lydon joined the Sex Pistols as Johnny Rotten, Vicious became one of the band's most visible followers, creating a dance tabbed the "pogo," which arose from his jumping up and down to see the band better.
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.Alan Jones described Sid as "[having] the iconic punk look (...^ His main contribution to punk and the Sex Pistols was looking the part - by all accounts Steve Jones re-recorded all his bass lines for Never Mind The Bollocks.
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) .Sid, on image alone, is what all punk rests on."^ In between all the Pistols controversies of that year, Sid's friends spent most of the rest of the year trying in vain to get rid of Spungen and to break Sid of his heroin habit.
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^ That's because for many listeners, the myth surrounding Sid Vicious became the essence of what punk rock was all about — anarchy, violence (especially at gigs), nihilism,...
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[10] His nails would be painted in a sloppy manner with purple nail polish.[11] .Ritchie played his first gig with the Pistols on 3 April 1977 at the Screen on the Green in London.^ The band\\\'s first gig as the Sex Pistols was arranged by Matlock, who was studying at Saint Martins College.
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^ In February 1977, he stepped into the role he felt he was born to play, replacing Glen Matlock as the Sex Pistols bassist.
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^ In 1974, they played their first gig at Tom Salter\\\'s Caf in London.
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.His debut was filmed by Don Letts and appears in Punk Rock Movie. In November 1977, Ritchie met American groupie Nancy Spungen.^ Adoration -- and significantly more trouble -- came in the form of Nancy Spungen, an American music fan who had traveled to London from New York to be where the "action" was.
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^ Sid and Nancy's dismal final days in New York appear to be portrayed fairly accurately in the film Sid and Nancy .
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^ Two newly formed London punk rock acts, The Clash and The Damned, made their live debuts opening for the Sex Pistols on 4 July and 6 July, respectively.
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.Both the group and Ritchie visibly deteriorated during their 1978 American tour.^ Sid's behaviour peaked during the group's final tour of the US. Forcibly withdrawing from heroin, he was out of control.
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.The Pistols broke up in San Francisco after their concert at the Winterland Ballroom on 14 January 1978. With Spungen acting as his "manager," Ritchie embarked on a solo career during which he performed with musicians including Mick Jones of The Clash, original Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, Rat Scabies of The Damned and the New York Dolls' Arthur Kane, Jerry Nolan, and Johnny Thunders.^ Winterland (San Francisco, January 14, 1978) .
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^ Vicious relocated to New York, and with Nancy Spungen acting as his manager, began to perform as a solo artist.
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^ Side two, however, is the San Francisco Winterland gig, 1978.

.Ritchie performed the majority of his performances at Max's Kansas City and drew large crowds.^ Nancy managed to set up a few solo shows for Sid at Max's Kansas City and in her hometown of Philadelphia.
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.His final performances as a solo musician took place at Max's.^ The Sex Pistols\\\' final UK performance took place at Ivanhoe\\\'s in Huddersfield, on Christmas Day 1977.
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[12]

Musicianship

Sid was not recognized as a competent bass player. During an interview for Guitar Hero III, when Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones was asked why he, instead of Vicious, recorded the bass parts of Never Mind the Bollocks, Jones responded, "Sid was in a hospital with hepatitis so he couldn't really play, not that he could play anyway."[13] Sid asked Lemmy, the bassist of Motörhead, to teach him how to play bass with the words, "I can't play bass," to which Lemmy replied "I know." In another interview Lemmy stated, "Yeah. It was all uphill. And he still couldn't play bass when he died."[14]
.According to Paul Cook, in the few months between joining the band and meeting Nancy, Sid was a dedicated worker and tried his hardest to learn to play; indeed, this period was Cook's favorite in the band.^ Nancy takes Sid to meet her family.

^ With Nancy, Sid alternated between playing the gentleman and the brute.
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^ Indeed, McLaren was initially thrilled about adding Sid's fiery personality to the Sex Pistols, saying, "When Sid joined he couldn't play guitar but his craziness fit into the structure of the band.
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[15] .Viv Albertine went further in defense of his ability, saying that one night she "went to bed, and Sid stayed up with a Ramones album and a bass guitar, and when I got up in the morning, he could play.^ Sid was named after Lydon's pet hamster, recalling the Lou Reed song that, with its slicing guitar, kicked off the Transformer album.
  • Sid Vicious: Little boy lost, by Jon Savage | Music | The Observer 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wobble says now: "Sid was offered up as a sacrificial lamb by the people around the Pistols.
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^ As the Slits' guitarist Viv Albertine says in the documentary, he was "kind of sweet really".
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He'd taken a load of speed and taught himself. He was so quick."[16] .Keith Levene, a member of The Flowers of Romance with Sid and later a member of The Clash and then Public Image Ltd, also recounts a similar story: "Could Sid play bass?^ I'd prefer to be Johnny Rotten - not a great Pistols fan, but Public Image Ltd.
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^ Post-breakup After leaving the Pistols, Johnny Rotten reverted to his birth name of Lydon, and formed Public Image Ltd with former Clash member Keith Levene and school friend Jah Wobble.
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^ Vicious appeared briefly as the drummer for Siouxsie & The Banshees, and was also a member of the 'Flowers of Romance' before replacing Glen Matlock as bass player in the Sex Pistols.
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.I don't know, but one thing I do know was that Sid did things quickly.^ I realize the cause of a suffering but there is one thing that I don't understand.
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^ Which one in particular as I don't know where Dungeon 10 is in the mountains?
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^ Don't know enough about the magnificent 7 to pick a nickname - but I do kow enough about Sid Vicious to not pick that one .
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.One night, he played the first Ramones album nonstop, all night, then next morning, Sid could play the bass.^ Certainly, Sid's addition was not a brilliant move from a musical point of view, since he didn't even know how to play bass.
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^ Coltrane: ( turning to Sid ) Hey Sid, maybe you could play with me tonight?
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^ Sid and The 1-2-3 Kid teamed up the next night to participate in the Raw Bowl Match, which The Smoking Gunns won.
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That was it; he was ready! .I told you Sid did things quickly!"^ Jarvy Cineblax [Visitor] // February 1 2009 at 17:17 You are correct in saying Sid had no discernible musical talent......but what he did have was was a great name and a great look.
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^ What you fail to see and Nazr points out is that to Sid, being a punk rock icon and a junkie thug was the same thing.
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[17]

Nancy Spungen's death

.On the morning of 12 October 1978, Vicious claimed to have awoken from a drugged stupor to find Nancy Spungen dead on the bathroom floor of their room in the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan, New York.^ Together, they bought a room in New York's fabled Chelsea Hotel.
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^ On 12 October 1978 Spungen was found dead in the Chelsea Hotel room she was sharing with Vicious, with stab wounds to her stomach and dressed only in her underwear.
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^ On October 12, 1978, Vicious awoke in his Chelsea Hotel room to find Spungen lying in the bathroom, dead of a stab wound.
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.She had suffered a single stab wound to her abdomen and appeared to have bled to death.^ She had died from a single stab wound in her abdomen, and had bled to death during the night.
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^ Both were rushed to the hospital; Anderson suffered scissor stab wounds to the chest and stomach.
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.The knife used had been bought by Sid on 42nd Street and was identical to a collector's knife given to punk rock vocalist Stiv Bators, of the Dead Boys, by Dee Dee Ramone.^ Markiechops [Visitor] // February 6 2009 at 17:52 On the most superficial level imagineable, Sid was the apotheosis of punk, and, by extension, the ultimate rock n roll star.
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^ Markiechops [Visitor] // February 6 2009 at 17:50 On the most superficial level imagineable, Sid was the apotheosis of punk, and, by extension, the ultimate rock n roll star.
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^ Sid helped to define "Punk Rock" and the violence was a big part of that.
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.According to Dee Dee's wife at the time,[18] Vera King Ramone, Sid had bought the knife after seeing Stiv's.^ At other times, however, Sid would physically abuse Nancy, a fact confirmed by Johnny Rotten's wife, Nora.
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.Sid was arrested and charged with her murder.^ Sid was arrested with her murder but was let out on bail, paid by Malcolm McLaren.
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^ Sid was arrested for murder but it was very unlikely that he would have deliberately killed her: it was probably a case of mutual provocation resulting in a stabbing, compounded by negligence.
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^ Sid was arrested for the murder, but was released a few days later on bail provided by Virgin Records' Richard Branson at the prodding of Malcolm McLaren.
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.He said they had fought that night but gave conflicting versions of what happened next, saying "I stabbed her, but I didn't mean to kill her.^ I was talking to these 300 drunks in Pittsburgh, telling, as the formula goes, what it was like, what happened, and what it was like now (actually, then), and I didn't have a clue what I was going to say.
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^ Says: November 19th, 2007 at 8:30 pm He didn’t study with Said.
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^ Cobra says on 28/May/09 I believe that when I see it, Mamun, cause that`s what they said a year ago.
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I loved her, but she treated me like shit", then saying he didn't remember and at one point arguing Spungen had fallen onto the knife. When asked why he left the deceased in the bathroom, wounded, and went out to get his methadone, he said "because I'm a dirty dog", or words to that effect.[citation needed]
.The bail of $50,000 was originally set but after some court hearings and work from his lawyer, it was dropped to $25,000. Malcolm McLaren fought and the bail was eventually covered by his record company.^ On October 12th of that year he was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, he gets out of jail on bail of $50,000 paid by Malcolm McLaren with money from Virgin records.
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^ The set was recorded for a future live project, some of it later emerging on the Still album.

^ Although he wasn't a defendant in the suit, Galton attended every court hearing, sitting next to the state lawyers defending the case.
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.On 22 October, ten days after Spungen's death, Vicious attempted suicide by slicing his wrist and subsequently became a patient at Bellevue Hospital.^ Lydon has been publicly critical of the film, taking issue both with its portrayal of the main characters and the speculation that Vicious and Spungen had formed a suicide pact.
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^ On 12 October 1978 Spungen was found dead in the Chelsea Hotel room she was sharing with Vicious, with stab wounds to her stomach and dressed only in her underwear.
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.He was charged with assault after an altercation with Todd Smith (singer Patti Smith's brother).^ He was very close to her and had quite a passionate affair with her.\\\" Out again, he was charged with assault for smashing a beer mug in Patti Smith\\\'s brother, Todd Smith\\\'s, face and arrested 9 December 1978 and sent to Rikers Island jail for 55 days.
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^ In early December, he bottled Patti Smith's brother Todd and was sent to Rikers Island prison for two months.
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^ Then, while out on remand after being charged with Nancy Spungen's killing, he launched an attack on Patti Smith's brother Todd, landing himself back in jail.
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.Vicious was arrested 9 December 1978 and sent to Riker's Island jail for 55 days.^ He was very close to her and had quite a passionate affair with her.\\\" Out again, he was charged with assault for smashing a beer mug in Patti Smith\\\'s brother, Todd Smith\\\'s, face and arrested 9 December 1978 and sent to Rikers Island jail for 55 days.
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^ In early December, he bottled Patti Smith's brother Todd and was sent to Rikers Island prison for two months.
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He was released on bail on 1 February 1979.
.One theory regarding the murder is that Spungen was killed in a robbery or drug deal gone wrong, in which one of those involved was Rockets Redglare, later to become known as a stand-up comedian and actor.^ A phenomenon, The Queen is Dead is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums ever made, and has probably become as influential as Hatful of Hollow.

.Redglare, who died in 2001, always denied any part in her death.^ Punk died with him, and he does play a part but nothing like Matlock who actually CONTRIBUTED rather than posed.
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.He stated that the other dealer known to have been there that evening had left before him to obtain more heroin, and was due back after he had left the building.^ The group give him more space than before, and the overall landscape is one of lyrical intensity the like of which has arguably never been surpassed.

^ What the world needs now is more honest, pathological heroin dealers.
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^ If true, that could help explain why Kitzhaber chose him over four judges rated as more qualified in a survey of Oregon lawyers by the state bar.
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.He said he believed that the other dealer returned, found Vicious out cold, and attempted to steal the remaining drugs, leading to a confrontation with Spungen.^ At the time of Spungen's killing Vicious had to be out cold, having taken some 30 Tuinal - a powerful sedative.
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^ On 12 October 1978 Spungen was found dead in the Chelsea Hotel room she was sharing with Vicious, with stab wounds to her stomach and dressed only in her underwear.
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[19]

Death

.On the evening of 1 February 1979, a small gathering to celebrate his having made bail was held at the home of his new girlfriend, Michele Robison, with whom he'd started living the day he got out of Bellevue Hospital the previous October.^ On 2 February 1979, Vicious died of a heroin overdose after a party held to celebrate his release on bail.
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.Vicious was clean, having been detoxed from heroin during his time at Riker's Island.^ Vicious: I love heroin and a good slice of pizza from time to time...
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However, at the dinner gathering, his mother had some heroin delivered, against the wishes of his girlfriend. The person who delivered it, Peter Kodick, came and stayed for a while. .Sid overdosed later that night.^ Two nights later on Thunder , Nash stripped Sid of the championship due to him not beating the legal Harris brother in the match on Nitro.
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.Everyone who was there that night worked together to get Sid up and walking around in order to revive him.^ I'm a pretty tall guy, and from experience, just walking around with all that weight does a number on your knees, regardless of how you work in the ring.
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^ Sid and Hogan then teamed up to face The Undertaker and Ric Flair on the February 8 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event .
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^ There were some straight people walking around.
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[20] .Much later that night, the couple fell asleep together.^ I fell asleep last night, as usual these days, behind a combination of coffee, Tylenol PM, and Ativan.
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Vicious was discovered dead late the next morning. .An autopsy confirmed that Vicious died from an accumulation of fluid in the lungs that was consistent with heroin overdose.^ Vicious died of a drug overdose that February.
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^ February 2nd 1979 whilst still out on bail, Vicious dies at a New York loft party from an accumulation of fluid in his lungs, brought on by a heroin overdose.
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^ On 2 February 1979, Vicious died of a heroin overdose after a party held to celebrate his release on bail.
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A syringe, spoon, and heroin residue were discovered near the body. It was theorized that Vicious had taken too much of the nearly 100% pure heroin to shoot up the third dose himself. After his recent overdose, he should have been unconscious all night.
A few days after Vicious' cremation, his mother found a suicide note in the pocket of his jacket:
"We made a death pact, and I have to accomplish my part of the deal. Please bury me next to my baby. Please bury me with my leather jacket, jeans and motorcycle boots. Goodbye. With love, Sid." [21]
.However, Nancy was buried in a Jewish graveyard and Sid, who was not Jewish, could not be buried with her.^ I was only two when Sid died however I remember the hoobaloo in the 80's over Sid and that ridiculous "Sid and Nancy" film.
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^ However, life without Nancy was one he could not bear.
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^ "Yet Nancy's fascination with death and controlling attitude towards Sid, could only have ended in disaster.
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According to the the book "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk", by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, Sid's mother scattered his ashes over Nancy's grave.
.A television documentary titled "Biography: The Sex Pistols" on the Biography Channel made the following statement, based on an apparent confession from Vicious' mother Anne Ritchie.^ Two newly formed London punk rock acts, The Clash and The Damned, made their live debuts opening for the Sex Pistols on 4 July and 6 July, respectively.
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^ Membership in the Sex Pistols had a progressively destructive effect on Vicious.
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^ Shortly afterwards, the Sex Pistols' cover of Eddie Cochran's 'C'mon Everybody' , sung by Vicious, was a big hit.
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[citation needed]
.On February 2nd, 1979 – only days after his release from Bellevue and just before he was about to stand trial for the murder of Nancy Spungen – Sid Vicious' mother injected him with heroin and he died in bed.^ On 2 February 1979, Vicious died of a heroin overdose after a party held to celebrate his release on bail.
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^ "Sid Vicious died on the 2nd February 1979.
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^ The night Sid Vicious allegedly killed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, Morra had delivered 40 capsules of Dilaudid to the couple's room at the Chelsea Hotel.
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She later admitted that she knowingly gave her son enough drugs to kill two people. .In a bizarre deathbed confession, Anne Ritchie justified taking her son's life by saying, 'There was no way that Sid would have been able to cope with life behind bars.'^ I would get tangled up in your life and you wouldn't know, until it was far too late, how I got there.
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^ Palin would just keep that screeching, inarticulate mouth closed there would be no problem.
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^ As Wobble says: "John Lydon kept a link with his past, and that saved him, but Sid had no past."
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Discography

Singles

Albums

Various pressings and bootlegs

.
  • My Way/Something Else/C'mon Everybody (1979, 12", Barclay, Barclay 740 509)
  • Live (1980, LP, Creative Industry Inc., JSR 21)
  • Vicious Burger (1980, LP, UD-6535, VD 6336)
  • Love Kills N.Y.C. (1985, LP, Konexion, KOMA)
  • The Sid Vicious Experience – Jack Boots and Dirty Looks (1986, LP, Antler 37)
  • Vicious White Kids (1991, CD)
  • The Idols with Sid Vicious (1993)
  • Never Mind the Reunion Here’s Sid Vicious (1997, CD)
  • Sid Dead Live (1997, CD, Anagram, PUNK 86)
  • Sid Vicious Sings (1997, CD)
  • Vicious & Friends (1998, CD, Dressed To Kill Records, Dress 602)
  • Better (to provoke a reaction than to react to a provocation) (1999, CD, Almafame, YEAAH6)
  • Probably His Last Ever Interview (2000, CD, OZIT, OZITCD62)
  • Better (2001, CD)
  • Vive Le Rock (2003, 2CD)
  • Too Fast to Live... (2004, CD)
  • Naked & Ashamed (7”, Wonderful Records, WO-73)
  • Sid Live at Max’s Kansas City (LP, JSR 21)
  • Sid Vicious (LP, Innocent Records, JSR 23)
  • Sid Vicious McDonald Bros.^ Better Live than Dead Released: 1988 .
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    ^ This extreme lack of sympathy typically sets in after one too many of your fucking entitlement tantrums and is indicated by five (or more) of the following (from "My Way" as performed by Sid Vicious on The Great Rock & Roll Swindle, 1979 , or by Gary Oldman on Sid & Nancy: Love Kills , 1986 ).
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    ^ After the break-up of the Pistols he had a short stint in the group Johnny Thunders, and also perfomed solo and with the group 'Vicious White Kids' with which he performed his farewell gig in July 1978.
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    Box
    (3CD, Sound Solutions)
Sid Vicious & Friends
  • (Don’t You Gimme) No Lip/ (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone (1989, 7”, SCRATCH 7)
  • Sid Vicious & Friends (1998, CD, Cleopatra, #251, ASIN: B0000061AS)
Sid Vicious/Eddie Cochran
  • Sid Vicious v’s Eddie Cochran – The Battle Of The Rockers (LP, Jock, LP 7)
Sid Vicious/Elvis Presley
  • Cult Heroes (1993, CD)

Films that include Sid Vicious

.
  1. Sex Pistols Number One (1976, dir.^ In early 1976, the Sex Pistols began to play larger venues such as the 100 Club and the Nashville.
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    ^ "One witness claimed the Sex Pistols were doing something so disgusting that she could not repeat it for publication ...
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    ^ AH AH the Sex Pistols are still irritating people all meaningless, subjective opinions aside, "Never Mind the Bollocks" is still one of rock's finest.
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    .Derek Jarman)
  2. Will Your Son Turn into Sid Vicious?^ Tuesday, May 27, 2003 Have It Your Way DSM IV Meets Sid Vicious From EGR: What It Will Say , May 11, 2002.
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    ^ Various News: Bob Barker Notes, Sid Vicious Son M...
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    (1978)
  3. Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979, dir. Michael O'Donoghue)
  4. The Punk Rock Movie (1979, dir. .Don Letts)
  5. The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle (1979, dir.^ And it was a great rock & roll show.
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    ^ Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Released: 1979 .
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    ^ A second attempt was made in mid-1978, with Cook and Jones starring in the McLaren-scripted The Great Rock \\\'n\\\' Roll Swindle.
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    .Julien Temple; Julien Temple's The Great Rock N' Roll Swindle features famous Sid Vicious footage, such as his videos for "My Way" and "Something Else," along with various live Sex Pistols footage.^ Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Released: 1979 .
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    ^ Sid Vicious approached my guitarist and me.
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    ^ And it was a great rock & roll show.
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    There is also a video for "C'mon Everybody," of which only snippets are shown in the film; VHS/DVD)
  6. DOA (1981, dir. .Lech Kowalski)
  7. Buried Alive (1991, Sex Pistols)
  8. Decade (1991, Sex Pistols)
  9. Bollocks to Every (1995, Sex Pistols)
  10. Filth to Fury (1995, Sex Pistols)
  11. Classic Chaotic (1996, Sex Pistols)
  12. Kill the Hippies (1996, Sex Pistols, VHS)
  13. The Filth and the Fury (2000, dir.^ His main contribution to punk and the Sex Pistols was looking the part - by all accounts Steve Jones re-recorded all his bass lines for Never Mind The Bollocks.
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    ^ AH AH the Sex Pistols are still irritating people all meaningless, subjective opinions aside, "Never Mind the Bollocks" is still one of rock's finest.
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    ^ The day after the Sex Pistols\\\' infamous appearance on the Bill Grundy Today show, their story appeared on the front page of every national newspaper in Great Britain.
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    .Julien Temple, VHS/NTSC/DVD)
  14. Live at the Longhorn (2001, Sex Pistols)
  15. Live at Winterland (2001, Sex Pistols, DVD)
  16. Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols (2002, Sex Pistols, VHS/DVD)
  17. Punk Rockers (2003, Sex Pistols, DVD)
  18. Blood on the Turntable: The Sex Pistols (2004, dir.^ The Sex Pistols directly inspired the style, and often the formation itself, of many punk and post-punk bands during their brief existence.
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    ^ Live in Winterland-1978 Released: 2004 .
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    ^ Due to Vicious\\\'s lack of musical ability, the bass parts on Never Mind the Bollocks were performed by Steve Jones.
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    .Steve Crabtree)
  19. Music Box Biographical Collection (2005, Sex Pistols, DVD)
  20. Punk Icons (2006, Sex Pistols, DVD)
  21. American Hardcore (2007, DVD)
  22. Chaos!^ His main contribution to punk and the Sex Pistols was looking the part - by all accounts Steve Jones re-recorded all his bass lines for Never Mind The Bollocks.
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    ^ The Sex Pistols directly inspired the style, and often the formation itself, of many punk and post-punk bands during their brief existence.
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    ^ Being already familiar with hardcore punk, the Pistols seemed quaint.
    • FARK.com: (4379784) Sid Vicious would've been 52 today. Here's the band and Mclaren explaining how he couldn't play, didn't perform on "Bollocks," couldn't write anything and his bass was unplugged during most live shows 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Ex Pistols Secret History: The Dave Goodman Story (2007, Sex Pistols, DVD)
  23. Pirates of Destiny (2007, dir.^ The day after the Sex Pistols\\\' infamous appearance on the Bill Grundy Today show, their story appeared on the front page of every national newspaper in Great Britain.
    • The Sex Pistols : iSOUND.COM™ 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.isound.com [Source type: General]

    .Tõnu Trubetsky, DVD)
  24. Rock Case Studies (2007, Sex Pistols, DVD)
  25. Sid and Nancy (1986, dir.^ After a bitter, drawn-out legal case, in January 1986 the four surviving members of the Sex Pistols as well as the estate of Sid Vicious were awarded control of the band\\\'s heritage, including publishing rights, master recordings, film footage and exclusive rights to the name \\\"Sex Pistols\\\".
    • The Sex Pistols : iSOUND.COM™ 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.isound.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Craig Davies [Visitor] // February 6 2009 at 22:32 People seem to forget there was a time before Sid joined the Sex Pistols with his attitude.
    • Why The Sanctification Of Sid Vicious Must Be Stopped - In The NME Office - NME.COM - The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and free stuff to win 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The band\\\'s first gig as the Sex Pistols was arranged by Matlock, who was studying at Saint Martins College.
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    .Alex Cox, DVD)
  26. Who killed Nancy?^ He really bought his public image.\\\" A fictionalised account of Vicious\\\'s relationship with Spungen is the focus of the 1986 film Sid and Nancy, directed by Alex Cox.
    • The Sex Pistols : iSOUND.COM™ 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.isound.com [Source type: General]

    (2009, dir. Alan G. Parker)

In popular culture

.
  • He is mentioned in "Born In The UK" by Badly Drawn Boy
  • A fictionalised film about the relationship between Vicious and Spungen, Sid and Nancy, was made by director Alex Cox in 1986, starring Gary Oldman as Vicious.
  • The end credits of Goodfellas roll to his version of "My Way".
  • Adrian Edmondson played Vicious in The Comic Strip Presents: Demonella.^ This extreme lack of sympathy typically sets in after one too many of your fucking entitlement tantrums and is indicated by five (or more) of the following (from "My Way" as performed by Sid Vicious on The Great Rock & Roll Swindle, 1979 , or by Gary Oldman on Sid & Nancy: Love Kills , 1986 ).
    • Entropy Gradient Reversals 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.rageboy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In fact, all of the comments on here are an exercise in pointlessness: who honestly cares what any of you think about Sid Vicious?
    • Why The Sanctification Of Sid Vicious Must Be Stopped - In The NME Office - NME.COM - The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and free stuff to win 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Yet Nancy's fascination with death and controlling attitude towards Sid, could only have ended in disaster.
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    .He is shown in Hell, accompanied by Oscar Wilde, Genghis Khan, Marie Antoinette, and Adolf Hitler.
  • Ben Garant portrayed Vicious in a skit on the MTV sketch comedy series The State.
  • The Foo Fighters music video for "Everlong" includes Dave Grohl impersonating Sid and Taylor Hawkins impersonating Nancy.
  • In an episode of The Simpsons called "Love, Springfieldian Style" tells a fictionalised tale of Sid and Nancy as a Valentine's Day spoof, starring Nelson Muntz as Sid and Lisa Simpson as Nancy.
  • Gary Oldman's version of "My Way" from Sid and Nancy appears at the end of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Lovers Walk", with the character of Spike singing along.^ This extreme lack of sympathy typically sets in after one too many of your fucking entitlement tantrums and is indicated by five (or more) of the following (from "My Way" as performed by Sid Vicious on The Great Rock & Roll Swindle, 1979 , or by Gary Oldman on Sid & Nancy: Love Kills , 1986 ).
    • Entropy Gradient Reversals 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.rageboy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Yet Nancy's fascination with death and controlling attitude towards Sid, could only have ended in disaster.
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    ^ His version of My Way is an amazing song Nazr [Visitor] // January 30 2009 at 17:03 "Punk rock icon or junkie thug?"
    • Why The Sanctification Of Sid Vicious Must Be Stopped - In The NME Office - NME.COM - The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and free stuff to win 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

    .The character of Spike was modeled after Sid Vicious and Billy Idol.
  • Vicious's relationship with Nancy was referenced in the song "Butterfly" by Crazy Town with the lyric, "Girl, it's me and you, like Sid and Nancy."
  • Many references to Sid Vicious and his relationship with Nancy are mentioned in the popular manga and anime series Nana.^ Buddha: ( smiling ) Sid, whether you like it or not, your work was important.
    • Mingus, Coltrane, Vicious, and Buddha 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.furious.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Vicious ) Sid, why are you so angry all of the time?
    • Mingus, Coltrane, Vicious, and Buddha 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.furious.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Sid Vicious For This Useful Post: .
    • Ward Walkthrough Help Required - Hammerfall Forums 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.gadgetadvisor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Also the character Ren is based on Sid in appearance as well as having the same career, wearing a pad locket and both having an untimely death.
  • In the movie (500) Days of Summer, Tom and Summer both compare their relationship to that of Sid and Nancy.
  • In the 2009 stage play Kurt and Sid, Sid Vicious appears before Kurt Cobain as a vision, on the day of his suicide.
  • The song ice cream by New Young Pony Club references the infamous couple in the line "...sick like Sid and Nancy..."
  • In Series 3 of The Mighty Boosh in the episode 'Journey to the Centre of the Punk' Vince has the original safety pin Sid Vicious stuck through his nose claiming it's probably full of Hepatitis C. Later on in the episode Lester Corncrake uses the pin to kil Howling Jimmy Jefferson - a Jazz Virus.
  • In the videogame Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, a character named Dahlia is driving Harry to see his missing daughter, Cheryl.^ And Sid probably didn't kill Nancy.
    • Why The Sanctification Of Sid Vicious Must Be Stopped - In The NME Office - NME.COM - The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and free stuff to win 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

    ^ X Close Thirty years after the death of Sex Pistols front man Sid Vicious, the band's legendary manager, Malcolm McLaren, reflects on the punk god's life-and why he was incapable of murder.

    ^ Jarvy Cineblax [Visitor] // February 1 2009 at 17:17 You are correct in saying Sid had no discernible musical talent......but what he did have was was a great name and a great look.
    • Why The Sanctification Of Sid Vicious Must Be Stopped - In The NME Office - NME.COM - The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and free stuff to win 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

    Her comments reveal that she and Harry are in a relationship. .When Dahlia asks if Harry remembers "Sid and Nancy," Harry expresses confusion.^ I was only two when Sid died however I remember the hoobaloo in the 80's over Sid and that ridiculous "Sid and Nancy" film.
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    Dahlia replies: "My tits? You named them."
  • In the Japanese Manga/Anime/Film 'Nana (manga)' the lead bassist of the Black Stones models himself on Sid Vicious with his 'Nancy' Nana.
  • Australian cricketer Peter Siddle has the nickname Sid Vicious due to the precursor of his surname Siddle and his genuine bowling demeanour.

References

  1. ^ a b "Google Image Result for http://nancys.110mb.com/nancyGrowingUp_images/x_Nancy_Spungen_g_11yrs.jpg". Images.google.com. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://nancys.110mb.com/nancyGrowingUp_images/x_Nancy_Spungen_g_11yrs.jpg&imgrefurl=http://nancys.110mb.com/nancy_growingUp1.htm&usg=__k0rOd9RdYyhbZBIYeM91Psj9WF4=&h=750&w=563&sz=232&hl=en&start=29&tbnid=DKt0OIwRoOBVYM:&tbnh=141&tbnw=106&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dnancy%2Bspungen%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN%26start%3D18. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Works written by: BEVERLEY JOHN SIMON". ACE Title Search. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. http://www.ascap.com/ace/search.cfm?requesttimeout=300&mode=results&searchstr=1719356&search_in=c&search_type=exact&search_det=t,s,w,p,b,v&results_pp=20&start=1. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  3. ^ The Filth and The Fury, St. Martin's Press, 2000, pg. 13
  4. ^ "Sid Vicious Biography - hotshotdigital.com". hotshotdigital.com<!. http://www.hotshotdigital.com/WellAlwaysRemember.2/SidViciousBio.html. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  5. ^ Wells, Steven (2008-01-08). "The Guardian". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2008/jan/08/musicalhackattacks. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  6. ^ The Filth and the Fury, St. Martin's Press, 2000, pg. 90
  7. ^ Lydon, John, "Rotten," Plexus Publishing (1993), p. 57. ISBN 978-0859653411.
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  9. ^ "The Damned". Octopusmediaink.com. http://www.octopusmediaink.com/TheDamned.html. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  10. ^ "Punk: The Definitive Record of a Revolution: Stephen Colegrave, Chris Sullivan: Books". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1560257695. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  11. ^ The Filth and The Fury, St. Martin's Press, 2000, pg. 39
  12. ^ "Sid Vicious and the Sex Pistols Bring The Filth and the Fury". Max's Kansas City. http://www.maxskansascity.com/punk. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  13. ^ "Sex Pistols | Features". Sexpistolsofficial.com. http://www.sexpistolsofficial.com/index.php?module=features&features_item_id=88. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  14. ^ "It's only Rock & Roll but he likes it!". http://www.roomthirteen.com/cgi-bin/feature_view.cgi?FeatureID=364. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  15. ^ The Filth and The Fury, Julien Temple, 2000; "The best time in the band of all was when Sid first joined - he was really determined to learn the bass and fit in and be part of the band"
  16. ^ England's Dreaming, Jon Savage, Faber & Faber, 1991, P.194
  17. ^ "Keith Levene Interview Part 2 - Greg Whitfield". www.punk77.co.uk. http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/clashkeithlevineinterview2.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  18. ^ "Vera Ramone King: Poisoned Heart". SuicideGirls.com. 1 June 2009. http://suicidegirls.com/interviews/Vera+Ramone+King%3A+Poisoned+Heart/. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  19. ^ "Robbery, drug deal or revenge?". Trutv.com. http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/celebrity/sid_vicious/5b.html. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  20. ^ "BBC ON THIS DAY 2 1979: Sid Vicious dies from drugs overdose". 2 February 1979. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/2/newsid_2523000/2523601.stm. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  21. ^ "The Death Proclamation of Generation X: A Self-Fulfilling Prophesy of Goth, Grunge and Heroin" by Maxim W. Furek. i-Universe,2008. ISBN 978-0-595-46319-0 . Pg. 101.

Further reading

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  • Anne Beverley, The Sid Vicious Family album (1980, Virgin Books)
  • Gerald Cole, Sid And Nancy (1986, Methuen)
  • Alex Cox & Abbe Wool, Sid And Nancy (1986, Faber and Faber)
  • Keith Bateson and Alan Parker, Sid’s Way (1991, Omnibus Press)
  • Tom Stockdale, Sid Vicious.^ Tuesday, May 27, 2003 Have It Your Way DSM IV Meets Sid Vicious From EGR: What It Will Say , May 11, 2002.
    • Entropy Gradient Reversals 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.rageboy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This extreme lack of sympathy typically sets in after one too many of your fucking entitlement tantrums and is indicated by five (or more) of the following (from "My Way" as performed by Sid Vicious on The Great Rock & Roll Swindle, 1979 , or by Gary Oldman on Sid & Nancy: Love Kills , 1986 ).
    • Entropy Gradient Reversals 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.rageboy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He really bought his public image.\\\" A fictionalised account of Vicious\\\'s relationship with Spungen is the focus of the 1986 film Sid and Nancy, directed by Alex Cox.
    • The Sex Pistols : iSOUND.COM™ 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.isound.com [Source type: General]

    .They Died Too Young
    (1995, Parragon)
  • Malcolm Butt, Sid Vicious.^ "Sid Vicious died on the 2nd February 1979.
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    Rock‘n’Roll Star
    (1997, Plexus) ISBN 978-0859653732
  • David Dalton, El Sid (1998, St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • Sid Vicious, Too Fast To Live...Too Young to Die (1999, Retro Publishing)
  • Alan Parker, Vicious. Too Fast To Live... (2004, Creation Books)
  • Spungen's mother, Deborah, wrote a book about her daughter and her involvement with Vicious in And I Don't Want to Live This Life.
  • Ed Hamilton, "Legends of the Chelsea Hotel: Living with the Artists and Outlaws of New York's Rebel Mecca" (2007, DeCapo Press)

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Sid Vicious (May 10, 1957February 2, 1979), born John Simon Ritchie-Beverly, was an English punk-rock musician who was bass player for the Sex Pistols.^ Biographie de Sid Vicious John Simon Ritchie est n Londres .
  • Sid Vicious - EVENE 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.evene.fr [Source type: Academic]

^ Sid Vicious, born on May 10, 1957; New Wave magazine Source .
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^ RIP Sid Vicious 10 May 1957 - 2nd Feb 1979 0 Comments 728 days .
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Sourced

  • I'm not vicious really. I consider myself kind-hearted. I love my mum. .
    • Daily Mirror, June 11, 1977, as reported in Fred Vermorel, Judy Vermorel, Sex Pistols: The Inside Story (1987), p.^ Sid joined the Sex Pistols in 1977.
      • bebo.com - Profile from Sid Vicious <-sid-vicious-> 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.bebo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ The sad, sordid story of Sid Vicious, a member of the seminal British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his doomed relationship with his American girlfr .....
      • Sid and Nancy - �1986 - �Gary Oldman,�Alex Cox - �Variety Profiles 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.variety.com [Source type: General]

      ^ On 10 March 1977, at a press ceremony held outside Buckingham Palace, the Sex Pistols signed to A&M Records.
      • The Sex Pistols : iSOUND.COM™ 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.isound.com [Source type: General]

      .169.
  • I'll probably die by the time I reach 25. But I'll have lived the way I wanted to.^ He says, "I wanted to be like Buddy Holly or Sid Vicious or Rupert Brooke and have achieved everything I was going to do and done it all by the time I was 21 and then die glamorously.
    • Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Showbiz :: Kapranos wanted to die like Sid Vicious 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.dailyexpress.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .
    • Daily Mirror, June 11, 1977, as reported in Fred Vermorel, Judy Vermorel, Sex Pistols: The Inside Story (1987), p.^ Sid joined the Sex Pistols in 1977.
      • bebo.com - Profile from Sid Vicious <-sid-vicious-> 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.bebo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ The sad, sordid story of Sid Vicious, a member of the seminal British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his doomed relationship with his American girlfr .....
      • Sid and Nancy - �1986 - �Gary Oldman,�Alex Cox - �Variety Profiles 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.variety.com [Source type: General]

      ^ On 10 March 1977, at a press ceremony held outside Buckingham Palace, the Sex Pistols signed to A&M Records.
      • The Sex Pistols : iSOUND.COM™ 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.isound.com [Source type: General]

      .169.
  • Well, you know, like, I don't really give a fuck what the general public think.^ Who gives a fuck what you are?

    ^ I don't know why you are so polite?
    • Vicious SID by Masters' Design Group & Onslaught & Origo Dreamline 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.pouet.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do you know something we don't?
    • Sid Vicious 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Reported in Julien Temple, The Filth and the Fury: The Sex Pistols (2000), p.^ The Filth And The Fury (2000) Released By: Fine Line Features Rating: Not Rated In Theaters: N/A Report .
      • VideoDetective.com - The Filth And The Fury Preview 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.videodetective.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Himself The Filth and the Fury (2000) ....
      • Sid Vicious 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ The Filth and the Fury (2000) (writer: "Holidays In The Sun", "Bodies") The Astronaut's Wife (1999) (performer: "My Way") Goodfellas (1990) (performer: "My Way") ...
      • Sid Vicious 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      104.
  • American audiences are just the same as anybody else. .Except a bit more boring.^ Except a bit more boring.
    • Sid Vicious - Dating, Gossip, News, Sid Vicious Photos 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Reported in Julien Temple, The Filth and the Fury: The Sex Pistols (2000), p.^ The Filth And The Fury (2000) Released By: Fine Line Features Rating: Not Rated In Theaters: N/A Report .
      • VideoDetective.com - The Filth And The Fury Preview 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.videodetective.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Himself The Filth and the Fury (2000) ....
      • Sid Vicious 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ The Filth and the Fury (2000) (writer: "Holidays In The Sun", "Bodies") The Astronaut's Wife (1999) (performer: "My Way") Goodfellas (1990) (performer: "My Way") ...
      • Sid Vicious 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .207.
  • The band broke up because I couldn't bear Rotten anymore because he was an embarrassment with his silly hats and his, like, shabby, dirty, nasty looking appearance.^ I was so glad when that band broke up just to tell him what I really thought of him.

    ^ Because Cox creates his own living, breathing world we’re not so concerned with historical accuracy, with “the facts.” So what if the guy playing Johnny Rotten doesn’t look much like the real John Lydon?

    ^ He was a Sex Pistols fan and was asked to join the band because of his look.
    • Forever 21 Debuts A Punk Line, Sid Vicious Rolls In His Grave | The Frisky 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • On leaving the Sex Pistols; reported in Julien Temple, The Filth and the Fury: The Sex Pistols (2000), p.^ This access enabled the production of the 2000 Julien Temple documentary The Filth and the Fury, formulated as an attempt to tell the story from the band\\\'s point of view, in contrast to the McLaren-oriented Great Rock \\\'n\\\' Roll Swindle.
      • The Sex Pistols : iSOUND.COM™ 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.isound.com [Source type: General]

      ^ The Filth and the Fury!” is the actual December 1976 episode of Thames Television’s “Today” show with Bill Grundy, which featured the Sex Pistols (after Queen canceled).

      ^ Directed by Julien Temple, the movie is McLaren\\\'s fictionalised account of the Pistols\\\' history; in it he claims to have controlled and manipulated the band from its inception.
      • The Sex Pistols : iSOUND.COM™ 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.isound.com [Source type: General]

      .207.
  • You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you've got music.^ I am going to pick it up this week.

    ^ Nowadays a bottle of Keith's blood can get you so fucked up, you'll think you've just huffed an orange kitten.
    • Sex Pistols - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don’t let them take you ALIVE.” “Well, you know, like, I don't really give a fuck what the general public think.” “I've only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.” “You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you've got music.” “American audiences are just the same as any other audiences.
    • bebo.com - Profile from Sid Vicious <-sid-vicious-> 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.bebo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Reported in Jon Savage, England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond (2001), p.^ His main contribution to punk and the Sex Pistols was looking the part - by all accounts Steve Jones re-recorded all his bass lines for Never Mind The Bollocks.
      • Why The Sanctification Of Sid Vicious Must Be Stopped - In The NME Office - NME.COM - The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and free stuff to win 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Awalnya pria bergaya punk itu adalah fans berat Sex Pistols.
      • Hot Music : Vokalis Sex Pistols Menyesal 'Jerumuskan' Sid Vicious 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC music.detikhot.com [Source type: General]

      ^ If they are not writing books, they are flogging Sex Pistols or other punk-related memorabilia.
      • Sid Vicious: No One is Innocent, by Alan Parker - Reviews, Books - The Independent 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

      220.
  • We had a death pact. .I have to keep my half of the bargain.^ I have to keep my half of the bargain.
    • 25 Up: Punk's Silver Jubilee: So Tough: The Boy Behind the Sid Vicious Myth | PopMatters Music Feature 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    .Please bury me next to my baby in my leather jacket, jeans and motor cycle boots.^ Please bury me next to my baby.
    • 25 Up: Punk's Silver Jubilee: So Tough: The Boy Behind the Sid Vicious Myth | PopMatters Music Feature 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Bury me in my leather jacket, jeans and motor cycle boots.
    • 25 Up: Punk's Silver Jubilee: So Tough: The Boy Behind the Sid Vicious Myth | PopMatters Music Feature 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Watching, in the audience is a bottle blonde in black jeans, a black leather jacket, studded belt and a string mohair jumper bought from SEX: Nancy.
    • Who Killed Nancy? 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.madman.com.au [Source type: General]

    Goodbye. .
    • Reported in George Gimarc, Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock, 1970-1982 (2005), p 183.
  • All I did was cash in on the fact that I'm good-looking and I have a good figure and girls like me.^ As punk gathered momentum, so did Sid’s reputation for excess in all areas.

    ^ Sid did not care: he took a bad idea - the rock'n'roll suicide theatrically rehearsed by Bowie and Iggy - and ran with it all the way to the other side.
    • Sid Vicious: Little boy lost, by Jon Savage | Music | The Observer 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ To some, he represents the ultimate spirit of punk rock anarchy and nihilism for its own sake; to others, he remains a tragic figure, but more for his weaknesses than his notoriety.
    • Sid Vicious - Download Sid Vicious Music on iTunes 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Sid Vicious | View the Music Artists Biography Online | VH1.com 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.vh1.com [Source type: General]

    • Reported in Stephen Colegrave, Chris Sullivan, Punk: The Definitive Record of a Revolution (2005), p. 306.
  • I'm not chic, I could never be chic. I was in it from its inception.
    • Reported in Stephen Colegrave, Chris Sullivan, Punk: The Definitive Record of a Revolution (2005), p. 306.

About Sid Vicious

.
  • Everybody wanted to be with Sid, but unfortunately he came with Nancy.^ Sid found a mother in bossy Nancy, and she found someone who wanted to be bossed.
    • Vicious circle of rock couples | The Sun |News 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.thesun.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ "Everybody wanted to be with Sid, but unfortunately he came with Nancy," says Rooke, now a veterinary nurse on the southern coast of England.
    • Sid Vicious & Nancy Spungen : People.com 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.people.com [Source type: General]

    ^ She heard that the real-life Sid had carved "I WANT A FIX" on his chest, but in the movie she had "NANCY" carved instead.

    .She was unbelievably thick-skinned, one of the most unlikable people I've met.^ Berating people for what they like is one of the lowest forms of bullshit I've ever come across.

    .Everybody could see through her, except Sid.^ Everybody could see through her—except Sid."
    • Sid Vicious & Nancy Spungen : People.com 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.people.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After his arrest we see Sid through the bars in the jail, lying on the floor convulsing.

    .
  • As soon as (Sid) realised how much everyone hated Nancy, man, he stuck to her like a stamp to a letter.^ I thought it might've been another grave robber like the sid nancy thing, but the interviews are bang on with Jah Wobble & Sid's mates, i got the feeling i understood him.
    • http://www.play.com/Music/MusicDVD/4-/6517125/Sid-Vicious-My-Way/Product.html 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]
    • http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/6517125/Sid-Vicious-Sid-By-Those-Who-Really-Knew-Him/Product.html 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He knew the score i know more about punk than you [Visitor] // February 1 2009 at 18:32 I like how everyone worships people like Sid and Kurt when they were just messing around at the time.
    • Why The Sanctification Of Sid Vicious Must Be Stopped - In The NME Office - NME.COM - The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and free stuff to win 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But just how much of the film's thesis stands up to scrutiny and how much is based on the plethora of wild conspiracy theories that have grown up about the deaths of Sid and Nancy over the past three decades?
    • Did Sid really kill Nancy? Explosive new evidence suggests the punk rocker may have been innocent | Mail Online 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Did Sid really kill Nancy? Explosive new evidence suggests the punk rocker may have been innocent | Mail Online 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .That´s why he was called "Sid": he hated the name Sid, so everyone called him Sid.^ If he hates Sid that much, then why is he looking at a page for him?
    • bebo.com - Profile from Sid Vicious <-sid-vicious-> 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.bebo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I know eveything about him First he hated being called sid anyone else like the poem he wrote about nancy posted 998 days ago tricialipke NICE!!!!
    • Sid Vicious - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ironically, it was Simon's wimpiness that got him his aggressive-sounding stage name; Rotten dubbed him "Sid Vicious" after a pet hamster that had bitten his father.
    • 25 Up: Punk's Silver Jubilee: So Tough: The Boy Behind the Sid Vicious Myth | PopMatters Music Feature 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    That´s what that whole scene was about. But when we got fucked up, he got very violent actually. .He was shooting speed before he met Nancy, and when she got him into dope it was a very easy switch to make; then it was all over for him.^ This makes it all the more odd that he would commit suicide before the trial.
    • Sid and Nancy - dogbomb.co.uk 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC board.dogbomb.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Nancy could well believe she could have goaded him into it.
    • *�*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | May 10 |Victoria Claflin Woodhull John Wilkes Sepoy Rebellion Kilauea Volcano 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.wilsonsalmanac.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This was a couple of weeks after Sid killed Nancy......and a very short time before he OD'd.
    • Why The Sanctification Of Sid Vicious Must Be Stopped - In The NME Office - NME.COM - The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and free stuff to win 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

    .He`d never been with a woman before, where she had that kind of control over him...^ The group give him more space than before, and the overall landscape is one of lyrical intensity the like of which has arguably never been surpassed.

    Nancy was an opportunist. .I'm not even going to say whether I liked her or not, but she had a negative effect on Sid and he didn't need that.^ It felt like we were going to need it.
    • Austin Music: Holiday in San Antonio: The night the Sex pistols went off at Randy's rodeo - AustinChronicle.com 10 January 2010 18:20 UTC www.austinchronicle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I said, it’s either you or me, and it’s not going to be me, so you can just f***off,” Beverley is quoted as saying in Alan Parker’s biography of Sid Vicious, No One Is Innocent.

    ^ COME ON YOU NEVER EVEN MET THE FUCKEN DUDE how can u say existence is pointless without him when u dont even know what existence is like filled with scumfucks like that!?!?!

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Sid Vicious
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Background information
Birth name John Simon Ritchie
Born 10 May 1957(1957-05-10)
London, England, United Kingdom
Died 2 February 1979 (aged 21)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres Punk rock
Occupations Bassist, Songwriter, Composer
Instruments Bass guitar, Vocals, Drums, Tambourine, sax
Years active 1976 - 1979
Labels Virgin
Associated acts Sex Pistols
Siouxsie & the Banshees
Notable instruments
Fender Precision Bass (American Classic)

Sid Vicious (May 10, 1957 – February 2, 1979) was an English punk musician. His real name was John Simon Ritchie-Beverly. He was a member of the band The Sex Pistols from February 1977 to January 1978, but played his instrument (the bass guitar) very badly. His bad behavior was more important to the band than playing his instrument well.

On October 22, 1978 his girlfriend Nancy Spungen was killed with a knife. It is still not clear if Sid Vicious killed her. Before he had to go to court, he killed himself by using drugs.

A movie was made about the life of Sid Vicious and Nancy. The name of this movie was "Sid and Nancy." Gary Oldman played Vicious.


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