Happy Birthday Sid Vicious

Happy Birthday to Sid Vicious, born John Simon Ritchie, later named John Beverley (10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979). Sid was an English bass guitarist and vocalist most famous as a member of the influential punk group the Sex Pistols.

Vicious joined the Sex Pistols in early 1977 to replace Glen Matlock, who had fallen out of favour with the rest of the group. Manager Malcolm McLaren once claimed "if Johnny Rotten is the voice of punk, then Vicious is the attitude."

Artwork by George Ioannou

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