The Sex Pistols were, despite their short existence, a very influential English punk band. While their contemporaries such as The Clash were perhaps more articulate and politically motivated, The Damned more versatile, and Buzzcocks had more astute pop sensibilities, the Pistols achieved more recognition through their iconic punk rock passion and flamboyancy, and no other Punk band of the era made such a lasting impression on British popular culture.
On February 24th 2006, the Sex Pistols were officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - although (as expected) they refused to attend the induction 1.
Originally called The Strand (in reference to a song by Roxy Music), the band was formed during 1972 by Paul Cook (drums), Steve Jones (vocals) and Wally Nightingale (guitar). Other early members included Stephen Hayes (bass) and Jim Mackin (organ). During 1973 the band members began to frequent a 1950s-themed clothes shop which sold Teddy Boy clothes called 'Let It Rock' in the Kings Road, Chelsea area of ...
|years active||1975–1978, 1996, 2002-present|
|music genre||Punk rock|
|past members|| Johnny Rotten|
Steve Jones (rock musician)