Sex Pistols Ushered In Punk Era 37 Years Ago Today
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It could be said that June 4, 1976, was the day the punk era began, all thanks to an intimate gig put on by The Sex Pistols.
The nascent band took the stage on the night of June 4 -- 37 years ago -- at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England, playing to a crowd of about 40 in a space that could have held hundreds. The Sex Pistols had made no significant splash in the music industry as of yet, having only played together under that name for a handful of months. That would change on this night, when a few notable figures just so happened to be in attendance.
In the crowd were a plethora of people who'd help The Sex Pistols in birthing the wave of punk music that would inundate the latter part of the 1970s as well as the 1980s. Among the concertgoers were Howard DeVoto and Pete Shelley, who together formed Buzzcocks; Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook, who would go on to become Joy Division; Mark E. Smith, who started The Fall; Steven Patrick Morrissey, w
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