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#41 Northern Sol

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:02 PM

The Sex Pistols were very much a real band - there has been a big myth built up around Mclaren and how they were his puppets but it just isn't true. The reason John Lydon ended up leaving was precisely because he wouldn't do what he wanted. Jones and Cook were just rock and rollers after a good time but were no idiots. Sid was MMs attempt to mould the band and failed spectacularly. Things like the Bill Grundy incident had absolutely nothing to do with MM and going on tv and acting like that was setting yourself up to be public enemy #1. They were attacked several times and Lydon still bears the scars.
No I am afraid people are guilty of believing a lot of myths about them.

All true.

 

Lydon wrote the lyrics to the songs. McLaren loved to imply that they were a stage managed boy band but the reality was different.

 

The thing about the Grundy incident was that Lydon was hardly involved at all.



#42 Johnoco

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:18 PM

The thing about the Grundy incident was that Lydon was hardly involved at all.


That spot was actually meant to be Queen but because they had a record moving up the charts they did something else (TOTP? ). Someone at EMI asked who else was available and they sent along the Sex Pistols. Shoved into hospitality and then stuck in front of the cameras there was only going to be one outcome after a goading from the host. This episode, which went berserk, (man kicking tv through anyone? ) was absolutely nothing to do with Mclaren, not that it stopped him trying to claim it was part of his plan.

#43 Northern Sol

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:50 PM

"Goaded" is putting it mildly. Bill Grundy's behaviour was worse than the Pistols.






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