Sid Vicious Original 1977 Sex Pistols Warner Records Press Photo

Sid Vicious, born John Simon Ritchie on May 10, 1957, was an English musician and a prominent figure in the punk rock scene during the late 1970s. He is best known as the bassist for the iconic punk band the Sex Pistols. Vicious' life was marked by his rebellious and self-destructive behavior, which ultimately led to a tragic end.

Sid Vicious joined the Sex Pistols in 1977, replacing Glen Matlock as the bassist. The band, known for their anti-establishment and provocative approach, gained notoriety with songs like "Anarchy in the U.K." and "God Save the Queen." Vicious' image as the rebellious and anarchic member of the band quickly became a symbol of punk rock.

His time with the Sex Pistols, however, was short-lived. The band disbanded in 1978, just a few months after the release of their only studio album, "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols." Following the breakup, Vicious struggled with drug addiction and legal troubles.

One of the most tragic incidents in Sid Vicious' life was the death of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. On October 12, 1978, Spungen was found dead in the bathroom of their New York City hotel room, stabbed to death. Vicious was arrested and charged with her murder.

While awaiting trial, Vicious was released on bail. However, his life continued to spiral out of control, fueled by his drug addiction. On February 2, 1979, just a few months after Spungen's death, Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose in New York City at the age of 21. His death marked the end of an era for punk rock and left a legacy of rebellion, tragedy, and the destructive side of fame.

Offered is an original 8x10 photo put out for the press by Warner Brothers Records in 1977. Newspaper caption attached to the back stamped October 18, 1978.

Rare vintage shot put out by the record company.

Item: 13289

Price: $125.00
Sid Vicious Original 1977 Sex Pistols Warner Records Press Photo