Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Today in Rock History: Sex Pistols

On this day in 1978, punk pioneers the Sex Pistols played their final show together. Known for jump-starting the punk movement, the London natives changed rock and roll forever, influencing the music of bands from Pure Hell to H2O to Sum 41.

Although they had more than their share of pitfalls (including bassist Sid Vicious being charged in the stabbing death of his longtime lover, Nancy Spungen), the Sex Pistols will forever be icons in the world of rock.

Check out the legendary punk gods performing one of their most popular records, "God Save the Queen:"

And here's a clip from the infamous Sex Pistols interview with Bill Grundy (which later ended Grundy's journalism career):

For more on the Sex Pistols, check out their official website. Until next time....rock on ya'll!