The Anarchy Tour

Overview

Author Mick O'Shea has interviewed members of the bands, managers, roadies and audience members in order to tell the tale of this iconic tour.

In December 1976, a coach drove off down a London street.  On board were the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Heartbreakers and their respective management while The Damned, who were also on the bill, were traveling separately.

The Anarchy in the UK Tour should have been just another rock 'n roll tour, ...

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Overview

Author Mick O'Shea has interviewed members of the bands, managers, roadies and audience members in order to tell the tale of this iconic tour.

In December 1976, a coach drove off down a London street.  On board were the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Heartbreakers and their respective management while The Damned, who were also on the bill, were traveling separately.

The Anarchy in the UK Tour should have been just another rock 'n roll tour, and surely would have been had it not been for The Sex Pistols' anarchic antics on the Today show two days earlier.  What should have been a inconsequential three-minute interview to plug the tour descended into farce when the show's host Bill Grundy goaded the Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones into saying something outrageous.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780383996
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 10.36 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The Anarchy Tour is Mick O'Shea's ninth book.  He has also written books on the Sex Pistols, Guns 'n Roses, Amy Winehouse and Katy Perry.

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Table of Contents

In Memoriam 4

Introduction 6

The Dates 9

Chapter 1 Vive le Rock…'n' Roll 10

Chapter 2 Anarchy In The UK 18

Chapter 3 Nothing, A Rude Word 26

Chapter 4 See You in the Mirror 35

Chapter 5 The Filth and the Fury 44

Chapter 6 Who are These Punks? 53

Chapter 7 From Norwich To Nowhere 65

Chapter 8 Sex Pistols Will Play 72

Chapter 9 We Are Ruled By None 84

Chapter 10 A Day At The Circus 90

Chapter 11 Sinners At The Cinema 102

Chapter 12 Our Friends Electric 115

Chapter 13 Plymouth Ho! 128

Epilogue: The Last Supper 138

What Happened To…? 143

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