The infamous Punk band performed “Anarchy In The U.K” on the BBC’s Nationwide show and starred on a documentary on ITV’s “The London Weekend”
The Sex Pistols brings the Punk to the masses when they appeared on British TV twice on the same day in 1976
On November 28th, 1976, the Punk Rock machine was gaining speed at full steam. Just two days after the release of the Sex Pistols debut single “Anarchy In The U.K”, the band was featured on two British channels, BBC’s “Nationwide” where they performed “Anarchy In The U.K” with their fan base and followers on the set, a rare glimpse of Sid Vicious as a fan, can be seen as he stays behind bass player Glenn Matlock in dark shades and appears on further footage. Also Johnny Rotten and Malcolm Mclaren were interviewed for the show. The other TV show was “London Weekend” on ITV, the band was featured in a documentary about the emerging scene of Punk that includes live footage and early interviews with the Pistols. Those two TV Shows were of extreme importance to the success of the Sex Pistols as it introduced them to a wider audience in England that joined the Punk movement after listening to the interviews and watch the performances. Look back at both appearances bellow.
Watch the Sex Pistols featured on BBC’s “Nationwide” in 1976
Watch the 1976 ITV Punk documentary featuring the Sex Pistols
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