Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Sex Pistols make their first TV appearance

The Sex Pistols made their first appearance on the UK music show Top Of The Pops, where they lip-synched to their third single, 'Pretty Vacant'. The performance helped push the song up the charts to No.7.

Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band that formed in London in 1975.

They were responsible for initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom and inspiring many later punk and alternative rock musicians. Although their initial career lasted just two-and-a-half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are regarded as one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music.

The Sex Pistols originally comprised vocalist Johnny Rotten, guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bassist Glen Matlock.

Matlock was replaced by Sid Vicious in early 1977. Under the management of impresario Malcolm McLaren, the band provoked controversies that captivated Britain. Their concerts repeatedly faced difficulties with organizers and authorities, and public appearances often ended in mayhem. Their 1977 single "God Save the Queen", attacking Britons' social conformity and deference to the Crown, precipitated the "last and greatest outbreak of pop-based moral pandemonium".

Retro History for July 21 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors
1989 Greg LeMond wins Tour de France in fastest time
1989 Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title
1988 ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)
1987 Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
1986 Barbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe
1985 "Leader of the Pack" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 120 performances
1985 114th British Golf Open: Sandy Lyle shoots a 282 at Royal St. George
1985 Amina Fakir (Detroit), 23, crowned 18th Miss Black America
1985 Bernard Hinault wins his 5th and last Tour de France
1985 Judy Clark wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1984 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in U.S.
1984 Marita Koch of E Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s
1984 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
1983 Polish government ends 19 months of martial law
1983 Storm cuts short free Diana Ross concert in New York's Central Park
1983 U.S. announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
1982 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1981 Australia set 130 to win, all out 111 at Headingley Willis 8-43
1980 Jean-Claude Droyer climbs Eiffel Tower in 2 hours 18 minutes

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 108th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 283 at Royal Lytham
1979 National Women's Hall of Fame (Seneca Falls, New York) dedicated
1978 Bolivia military coup under general Juan Pereda, President Hugo Banzer flees
1978 U.S. Postal Service and unions agree on a contract averting mail strike
1978 World's strongest dog, 80-kg St. Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m
1977 Despite protests, The Sex Pistols made their first appearance on the UK music show Top Of The Pops, where they lip-synched to their third single, 'Pretty Vacant'. The performance helped push the song up the charts to No.7.
1977 Libyan-Egyptian border fights
1977 Sri Lanka premier Bandaranaike loses election
1976 "Guys and Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 239 performances
1976 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Philadelphia
1975 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
1975 New York Met Felix Milan hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays
1974 29th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1974 Eddy Merckx wins his 5th Tour de France
1974 House Judiciary approves 2 Articles of Impeachment against President Nixon
1973 Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th home run
1973 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific
1973 U.S.S.R. launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of red planet
1972 2 passenger trains collide head-on killing 76, Seville, Spain
1972 27.5 cm rainfall at Fort Ripley, Minnesota, state record
1972 Bloody Friday: 22 IRA-bombs explode in Belfast
1972 Dodgers release and end career of pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
1972 In New York, 57 murders occur in 24 hours
1971 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1970 Huge Aswan Dam opens in Egypt
1970 Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
1970 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits and Padres lose, 3-0

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM, GMT
1969 Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
1968 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley, Texas
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
1968 Jan Janssen wins Tour de France: 1st Dutchman
1966 Gemini X returns to Earth
1966 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1965 Pakistan, Iran and Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact
1964 Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey vs. Sussex
1964 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
1964 Netherlands last whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan
1963 45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas
1962 160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany, Georgia
1962 Battles on Chinese and Indies boundary
1961 Launch of Mercury 4 (Liberty Bell) with Grissom
1960 Country of Katanga forms in Africa
1960 In Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) Sirima Bandaranaike is world's 1st woman PM
1960 Francis Chichester arrive in New York aboard Gypsy Moth II, setting record of 40 days for a solo Atlantic crossing

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 1st nuclear powered merchant ship, NS Savannah, christened, Camden, New Jersey
1959 Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green)
1957 1st black to win a major U.S. tennis tournament, Althea Gibson
1957 39th PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert at Miami Valley Golf Club Dayton Ohio
1957 Marilynn Smith/Fay Crocker wins Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1956 Cincinnati Red pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
1956 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak
1955 1st sub powered by liquid metal cooled reactor launched-Seawolf
1954 At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North and South Vietnam
1952 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
1952 Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
1951 Dalai Lama returns to Tibet

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