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Sex Pistols posters for one of the UK's best-known punk bands, fronted by vocalist John Lydon (Johnny Rotten).

Formed in London in 70's, not many bands can claim to be responsible for creating a new genre of music, but the Sex Pistols take that honour. The most important Punk band of all time burst on to the scene in 1975, with an arrogance and aggression that had never been experienced on the music scene before. Setting a precedent by paving the way for a completely alternative lifestyle, The Sex Pistols musical, social and political importance upon a generation cannot be overstated.

They were responsible for initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom and inspiring many later punk and alternative rock musicians. Their fashion and hairstyles have been credited as a significant influence on punk image, and they are often associated with anarchism within music.

Sex Pistols vocalist John Lydon (known at the time by his stage name "Johnny Rotten"), guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bassist Glen Matlock formed the line-up. Matlock was replaced by Sid Vicious in early 1977.

The Sex Pistols posters were managed by the legendary Malcolm McLaren and attracted controversies that both captivated and appalled Britain. Through an obscenity-laced television interview in December 1976 and their May 1977 single "God Save the Queen", attacking Britons' social conformity and deference to the Crown, they precipitated the punk rock movement. It was banned not only by the BBC but also by nearly every independent radio station, making it the "most heavily censored record in British history".

Posters for the Sex Pistols only ever recorded one album: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977) which went to number one and is a staple record of punk rock.

The Sex Pistols have been recognised as an influence on various genres, including grunge, indie, thrash metal and hip hop. In 2004, Rolling Stone placed them No. 58 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". On 24 February 2006, the Sex Pistols four original members plus Vicious were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum "a piss stain".

All of our Sex Pistols posters are 100% original and exclusive to the Original Poster Shop.