Nightingale leaves the band which now consists of Paul Cook (drums), Glen Matlock
(bass) and Steve Jones (guitar). Malcolm McLaren is back from the USA, following
a stint managing the New York Dolls during their 'Red Patent Leather' period,
before their split. He officially becomes the manager of the band. Steve Jones
now plays a Les Paul guitar which belonged to the New York Dolls (thanks to Malcolm!)
21 (?): John Lydon auditions.
Johnny Rotten joins as the singer after miming to an Alice Cooper song on the
jukebox in Malcolm's shop. The name of the band is changed to Sex Pistols.
when did John Lydon audition for the Sex Pistols?
It has been stated previously that it was possibly Saturday 23th August. Paul
Gorman, who was in The Roebuck on the night it took place, re-examines the evidence
and posits a different conclusion.
takes up the story exclusively for God Save The Sex Pistols. Click
spend time rehearsing covers by the Stooges, The Who, the Creation and the Small
Faces along with their own songs Did You No Wrong (lyrics re-written by Johnny
Rotten), Seventeen, Submission and Pretty Vacant. Rehearsals take place in the
Crunchie Frog, Rotherhithe studios, near London's docklands, for a short time,
and then they leave to various locations such as a room behind the Roundhouse,
6: First gig, arranged by Glen Matlock. St Martin's School of Art in London, supporting
7: Central School of Art and Design, London.
21: Westfield College, London.
28: Queen Elizabeth College, London.
5: Chelsea School of Art, London.
9: Ravensbourne College of Art, London.
December 10: Fairholt House, London City Polytechnic