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35 Years Ago Today: Sex Pistols End Ill-Fated American Tour

January 14th, 2013

And what a tour it was. From their Wikipedia page....

Early in the tour, Sid Vicious wandered off from his Holiday Inn in Memphis, Tennessee, looking for drugs. He was found in a hospital, having carved the words "Gimme a fix" in his chest with a razor. During a concert in San Antonio, Texas, Vicious called the crowd "a bunch of f&%$#s", before striking an audience member across the head with his bass guitar.[146] In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he received simulated oral sex on stage, later declaring "that’s the kind of girl I like".[148] Suffering from heroin withdrawal during a show in Dallas, Texas, he spat blood at a woman who had climbed onstage and punched him in the face.[147] He was admitted to hospital later that night to treat various injuries. Offstage he is said to have kicked a female photographer, attacked a security guard, and eventually challenged one of his own bodyguards to a fight—beaten up, he is reported to have exclaimed, "I like you. Now we can be friends.

John Rotten summed it up, at least for himself.

Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? Good night!

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