The photo was taken in Luxembourg in 1977, shortly after Sid joined the band as a replacement for Glen Matlock.
That year the Pistols released their hit single “God Save the Queen.”
Bob Gruen’s shot of the Sex Pistols’ frontmen from his new book Rock Seen
Gruen of course photographed the punk pioneers on many other occasions; as Debbie Harry notes in her introduction, the famed photographer captured forty years of the greatest moments in rock & roll history.
For the impressive volume, published by Abrams, he has curated his favorite images from an eye-popping career.
Writing of a visit to the Sex Pistols’ London studio at one point, Gruen recalls, “They had a reputation for being very shocking, but they offered me a cup of tea and seemed normal enough.”
Taking tea with Sid Vicious, and living to tell the tale – not a bad day’s work….
- Posted September 15, 2011
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