Sid Vicious

Bassist, Songwriter, Composer Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious was an English musician, bassist of the punk group Sex Pistols. Ritchie attended Hackney Technical College, where he met John Lydon and the two of them would spend time in Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's obscure clothing store, SEX. When McLaren launched the Sex Pistols, he hired the re-named Vicious because of his charisma, attitude and iconic punk look.
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Franco Berardi (Bifo) Time, Acceleration, and Violence - E-Flux
Google News - over 6 years
This is not about the Indiani Metropolitani in Rome and in Bologna, but about Sid Vicious crying “no future” in 1977: the future is over—don't think about your future, because you don't have one. In a sense, this cry was the final premonition of the
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Steve’s looking for subjects - Bedford Today
Google News - over 6 years
Steve Emberton, who works from a studio in Putnoe, was a music photographer in the 1970s and 1980s and photographed everyone from Sid Vicious to Queen. The themed exhibition documenting four photoshoots with T.Rex frontman Marc Bolan will go on display
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Oxfordshire strike: Go ahead, punk, make my day and find a job - Daily Mail
Google News - over 6 years
One Sid Vicious lookalike, supporting yesterday's protests, said that without the studio in The Bunker — a club likely to be replaced — he would never have formed a band. 'I'd be doing nothing, there aren't any jobs,' said Daniel Capell, 18
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WWE 2012 Roster: A Legends Wish List - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
I couldn't find a picture of "Psycho" Sid Vicious in video game form, but that's quite alright. See, Sid Vicious is a walking, talking, video game character. Just look at the guy. Those aren't realistic human dimensions. He looks like the world's
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Famous hotel where Sid Vicious 'killed' Nancy closes after a century - AOL Travel UK
Google News - over 6 years
It is thought to be one of the most scandalous hotels in history, a place where Sid Vicious allegedly stabbed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death in room 100, and where Welsh poet Dylan Thomas drank himself to death after spending the last few months
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Inside the Misfits' First Album in 12 Years - RollingStone.com
Google News - over 6 years
Weren't you friends with Sid Vicious' mother, as well as Glenn's? Yeah, Sid's mom and I made him dinner the night he died. We cooked bolognese spaghetti sauce for him. And then I helped her, because I was the only guy with a car
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SID VICIOUS HEADING TO AWE'S BUNKHOUSE STAMPEDE - Pro Wrestling Insider - Xtra
Google News - over 6 years
Sid Vicious is a two-time former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and a two-time former WCW World Heavyweight Champion. His next goal: to be the first AWE Bunkhouse Stampede Champion
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A Last Night Among the Spirits
NYTimes - over 6 years
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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Came As She Was - Tapped (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
... Bradley Nowell of Sublime, Layne Staley of Alice in Chains, even actors such as Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy, and River Phoenix; and in previous generations, the rock stars Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Sid Vicious, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin
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Seahawks Free Agent *Signings: Robert Gallery, Sidney Rice & More; Thoughts ... - Field Gulls
Google News - over 6 years
Sid Vicious. El Cid. Whatever you want to call him (I like Sid Vicious myself). Sidney Rice is a big, athletic, sure handed and talented wide receiver and we've got him for five years. His best season came in 2009 when he caught 83 passes for 1312
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(WWE) Punk Tapes The BS Report, Backstage News on JR's WWE Return, Austin, More - TWNP-Wrestling News
Google News - over 6 years
- WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase and former World Champion Sid Vicious will be appearing at Collector's Realm in Poughkeepsie, New York on Sunday, August 21st from 1-3pm. Necro Butcher will also be appearing. - Steve Austin wrote the following on
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Rebel Rebel - Chicago Tribune
Google News - over 6 years
A biker jacket spelled rebellion, a look embraced by men ranging from James Dean to Bruce Springstein Springsteen to Sid Vicious to, of all people, Andy Warhol. Long a wardrobe staple of rock stars and tough guys, the biker jacket is making a hard
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The Gratuitous B-Movie Column 7.25.11 Issue #166: River of Darkness (2011) - 411mania.com
Google News - over 6 years
In this issue I take a look at the mega low budget horror flick River of Darkness starring Kurt Angle, “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash, “Psycho” Sid Vicious, Ray “Glacier” Lloyd, and S. William “First Zombie in Night of the Living Dead Hinzman,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sid Vicious
    CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    On the evening of 1 February 1979, a small gathering to celebrate Vicious having made bail was held at a friend's Manhattan apartment in New York City.
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    He was released on bail on 1 February 1979.
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  • 1978
    Vicious was charged with assault after attacking Todd Smith, singer Patti Smith's brother, at a Skafish concert at Hurrah, a New York dance club. Vicious was arrested on 9 December 1978 and sent to Rikers Island metro jail for 55 days to undergo a painful and enforced detoxification.
    In a November 1978 interview he said that Nancy's death was "meant to happen" and that "Nancy always said she'd die before she was 21."
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    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 Hotel Chelsea in Manhattan, New York.
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    He embarked on a path to destruction, while recording lead vocals on three cover songs at the same time for the soundtrack album for the film The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle. "My Way" was released in 1978, "C'mon Everybody" was released in 1979, and "Something Else" was released in 1979 after his death.
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  • 1977
    In autumn 1977, the Sex Pistols began to perform the controversial song "Belsen Was A Gas" live for the first time.
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    He was also absent from the album because he was in hospital with hepatitis (most likely from his drug use) and during that period his main visitor would have been his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, an American groupie and heroin addict he had met in 1977.
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    Vicious played his first gig with the Pistols on 3 April 1977 at The Screen On The Green in London.
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    According to various publications (such as the biography England's Dreaming by Jon Savage) and films (namely The Filth and the Fury), Vicious was asked to join the group after Glen Matlock's departure in February 1977, due to Vicious being present at every gig.
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  • 1976
    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.
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  • 1965
    Anne later married Christopher Beverley in 1965, before setting up a family home back in Kent.
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  • 1957
    Vicious was born John Simon Ritchie on 10 May 1957 in Lewisham, to John and Anne Ritchie (née McDonald).
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