Nancy Spungen

American girlfriend of Sid Vicious Nancy Spungen

Nancy Laura Spungen was the girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and a figure of the 1970s punk rock scene. Spungen's life, and her death, has been the subject of controversy among music historians and fans of the Sex Pistols. Raised in Philadelphia, Spungen was an emotionally disturbed child who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 15.
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Spirit of the Sex Pistols lives on - Islington Tribune newspaper website
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The documentary seeks to cast doubt on the widely believed theory that Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious murdered his girlfriend Nancy Spungen in New York in 1978. Vicious died the following year. The film was being shown to commemorate the 35th
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New York's 'rock 'n' roll' hotel closed - Bangalore Mirror
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Known as the Chelsea Hotel or the Chelsea, it has been home to Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, amongst others, and rose to noteriety after Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols,
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This day in music... 22 August - Times LIVE
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1978: Sex Pistol Sid Vicious made his last live stage appearance when he appeared with Rat Scabies from The Damned, former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and Nancy Spungen at London's Electric Ballroom. 1979: Led Zeppelin released In Through the Out Door,
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Last updated at 7:00 PM on 20th August 2011 - Daily Mail
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Sid Vicious claimed he couldn't remember stabbing his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, to death in 100. But singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen never forgot what he got up to with Janis Joplin in 415. In fact, none of us will, because he wrote a song about it
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Don't escape - innovate - Boulder Weekly
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21), which is about the life and times of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. “We are now bombarded with more visual information than any other culture before ours,” Kjolseth says. “Film helps us become visually literate
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Farewell, bohemian Manhattan: you were marvellous, but you were terrifyingly ... - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
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When I lived in the city a few years ago, it was a marvellous place to take people for a drink – to show them the place where Dylan Thomas spent his last night, where Nancy Spungen was murdered by Sid Vicious, where you could get a cheapish,
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Architect defends changes to New York's Chelsea Hotel - Building Design
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Gene Kaufman's comments came as the city was plunged into uproar over the controversial changes to the cultural landmark where Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller honeymooned and Sid Vicious allegedly murdered Nancy Spungen. Concern centres around the
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Chelsea Hotel Braces for New Owners - Forward
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2,” and of the murder of Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sex Pistols member Sid Vicious. William Burroughs wrote “Naked Lunch” at the Chelsea, and everyone from Dee Dee Ramone to Bob Dylan spent long hours in one or another of its rooms
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A Last Night Among the Spirits
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Her head was shaved on both sides, her Mohawk bleached and dyed blond and blue. As she leaned over the front desk of the Chelsea Hotel on Saturday night, her lower lip pierced with a ring and her Doc Martens tapping the floor, Kitty Ramona, a bass player from Baltimore, was every bit the nostalgic punk girl seeking refuge in a place dripping with
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Gone Too Soon - Patch.com
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The struggles of Sex Pistols' bassist Sid Vicious and girlfriend Nancy Spungen were well known. In 1978, Vicious woke to find Spungen dead from a knife wound to the stomach. He was charged with the crime, but died of a heroin overdose while on bail
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Amy Winehouse spent £130k sending friend Alex Foden to rehab - Daily Mail
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Although their arguments were wild, often with Amy smashing up furniture around the house, Alex believes they were desperately in love. He added: 'Blake always said they were like Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen - when one went, the other would go too
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Profile: Amy Winehouse's meteoric rise to fame - and very public decline - Scotsman
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They were compared to Sid Vicious - the Sex Pistols bassist who died from an overdose - and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen on numerous occasions. There had been hope that Winehouse had turned things around. She divorced Fielder-Civil in 2009 and friends
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Amy Winehouse, dies at 27 – Purple Revolver's Top 5 Should Have Gone To Rehab ... - Purple Revolver
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Vicious spent 55 days as a guest at Rykers Island for assault, two months after his girlfriend Nancy Spungen's death from a stab wound. We had a death pact, and I have to keep my half of the bargain. Please bury me next to my baby in my leather jacket,
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Art at the exact right time - A.V. Club Chicago
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Yes, in retrospect, I know it's a terribly cartoonish and not entirely historically accurate look at the history of the “love story” of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. Yes, I know it supposedly glorifies the use of heroin. But I entered into the film
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Guns 'N' (Over) Doses: The 11 Most Notorious Rock & Roll Crimes - Seattle Weekly (blog)
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We'll never know exactly what transpired on that October night in 1978 when Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious woke up in the Chelsea Hotel to find his girlfriend Nancy Spungen dead from a single stab wound to the abdomen. Police eventually traced the
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    TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 19
    Died on October 12, 1978.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1978
    Age 19
    Over the next few months, Vicious and Spungen spiraled into deeper drug abuse punctuated by domestic violence, with Vicious allegedly attacking Spungen. Their relationship ended violently on October 12, 1978 when Spungen's body was found under the sink in the bathroom of their room at Hotel Chelsea.
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    In October 1978, Spungen was found dead in the bathroom of the couple's room, of a single stab wound to the abdomen.
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    After the Sex Pistols broke up in January 1978, Spungen and Vicious moved to the Hotel Chelsea in New York City.
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  • 1976
    Age 17
    In 1976, she moved to London, possibly to win over Jerry Nolan of the Dolls and The Heartbreakers, but met the Sex Pistols instead.
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  • 1974
    Age 15
    Spungen graduated from Lakeside High School in April 1974, two weeks after her application to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder was accepted.
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  • 1972
    Age 13
    In January 1972 she ran away from Devereux Manor and attempted suicide by slitting her wrists with scissors.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Nancy Laura Spungen was born on Thursday, February 27, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital to Franklin "Frank" and Deborah Spungen.
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