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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Johnny Rotten and The Sex Pistols Magazine; Issue 1; 1978; USA

Back in the Spring of 1978 I finally got around to buying the Sex Pistols album.  For half a year I'd been reading about the band in the music magazines. And, all the magazines were writing about them. It took a few listens until I was completely hooked. Before that I was listening to Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Black Sabbath, UFO, etc. After becoming hooked on the music I wanted to know everything about the Sex Pistols and Punk Rock. Not too far from where I lived there was a farmer's market and there was a guy there who sold second hand magazines for very cheap. Whenever I had some money I would go there to see what I could find. One magazine I bought there was this Johnny Rotten and The Sex Pistols magazine for only 35 cents. Unfortunately, all the used magazines I got there had the title of the
magazine cut off. This was one of my favorite magazines at the time because it had many photos of the band in it as well as some text. Some of the photos I cut out and hung on the walls of my room. Eventually everything got put back in the magazine but a couple pages have been lost over the years. It's an interesting curiosity now but I think most of the photos are easily found today. It is still a fun read.


  1. I saw the front cover before and thanks to your effort could see what is inside.
    Just like you I hang on walls photos but with the glue(!!) and this is the reason why I search now this Bravo issue from 30.09.1976. This is the link for short lasting but the great magazine ,,Punk Lives'' No.1-11 !

    Enjoy !

  2. All 7 parts are now posted. Enjoy.

  3. Thanks! For you and other Sex Pistols fans I will put a link of official page where just according to my wish they put a pictures which I search for a long time from west German magazine Bravo !!!

    Of course pictures are protect from D/L but anyway Enjoy !!!