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Sex Pistols lasted a week with A&M. Numerous stories circulated as to the reason for their dismissal: that it was the band’s misbehavior after the press conference, or an ‘incident’ with Old Grey Whistle Test announcer Bob Harris in a night club, or even Rick Wakeman and Peter Frampton’s disapproval of sharing the same label … Whatever the real reason, it was up to the Fleet Street dailies to keep us up to date with this information: at the time of the band’s March 16th sacking the music press were still celebrating the band’s signing … and we had to wait a further week before we got the story.
Below: Daily Mirror March 18th 1977 & NME 26th March 1977

Daily Mirror

Above: Daily Mirror March 18th 1977

A&M Sacking

Above: NME 26th March 1977. Below: Close-up of text

A&M Sacking
A&M Sacking

Press cuttings submitted by Dave Smitham

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