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Paul Fraser Collectibles

Sex Pistols signed Pretty Vacant single advert

£8,500.00

Sex Pistols signed Pretty Vacant single advert

PT1182

£8,500.00

  • A Pretty Vacant single advert from a 1977 edition of the New Musical Express (NME) signed by the Sex Pistols
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The Sex Pistols formed in London in 1975 and originally featured Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock. Sid Vicious replaced Matlock in 1977. Their hugely influential debut album (Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols) set the tone for the punk explosion.

In spite of their success, the Sex Pistols broke up less than a year later, following a disastrous US tour. Later that year, bassist Sid Vicious was arrested in New York for the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. He died of a heroin overdose in 1979.  

This 10 x 6 inch full page advert for the Sex Pistols’ single Pretty Vacant is from a July 9, 1977 edition of the New Musical Express (NME). The full band has signed (Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious).

The Sex Pistols only existed in their classic line-up for less than a year, making complete sets of signatures profoundly rare. This example could only have been signed in a seven month window between July 1977 and January 1978, when the band broke up. Cook has inscribed the page “At Virgin”, suggesting it may have been signed at the record label’s offices.

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