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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th July 1975 Piccadilly line extension from Hounslow West opened as far as Hatton Cross.go to related location

19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)

19th July 1941 Winston Churchill launched V for Victory campaign.go to related location

19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The Roebuck and the Sex Pistols



The Roebuck and the Sex Pistols

This is where the Sex Pistols met Johnny Rotten.

Location: 354 King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UZ

Description: This 1890's boozer is where John Lydon met the rest of the Sex Pistols in August 1975. It was a few days after meeting Malcolm McLaren in his nearby boutique on the King's Road, Sex.

McLaren's assistant, Bernie Rhodes (later manager of The Clash), decided that Rotten's chutzpah was just the sort of attitude that he and McLaren were looking for in a singer to front a new band.

An intrigued Rotten turned up and, in front of Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock, sang along to Alice Cooper's (I'm) Eighteen so voraciously he immediately got the gig.

Today it's a private member's club.


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The Roebuck and the Sex Pistols

This is where the Sex Pistols met Johnny Rotten.


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