John Lydon

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14 Jan, 1978

Last live performance

Music Performance

The band perform their last concert at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. They play the entirety of Never Mind the Bollocks. During the show fans throw coins and other items at the stage. For an encore they perform The Stooge’s No Fun. At the end Lydon says:

Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?

Ever get the feeling you've been cheated – Johnny Rotten

1 Dec, 1976

Today show appearance


The band and friends are interviewed by Grundy on Today programme. The interview derails when Lydon swears under his breath and Grundy asks him to repeat it.

Grundy: Well suppose they [classical composers] turn other people on?
Lydon: [Under his breath] That’s just their tough shit.
Grundy: It’s what?
Lydon: Nothing. A rude word. Next question.
Grundy: No, no, what was the rude word?
Lydon: Shit.
Grundy: Was it really? Good heavens, you frighten me to death.

Grundy also flirts with Sioux.

Grundy: We’ll meet afterwards, shall we? [Sioux does a camp pout]
Jones: You dirty sod. You dirty old man!
Grundy: Well keep going, chief, keep going. Go on, you’ve got another five seconds. Say something outrageous.
Jones: You dirty bastard!
Grundy: Go on, again.
Jones: You dirty fucker! [Laughter from the group]
Grundy: What a clever boy!
Jones: What a fucking rotter.

Swearing – Sex Pistols interview – Today Show – Thames TV

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