Outrage: the Sex Pistols album was an instant classic.
Four decades after the release of punk's most famous album it remains a classic moment in popular culture.
The Sex Pistols perform in Memphis, Tennessee during their 1978 American tour.
Banned from the BBC, denied its rightful place on the charts, 'God Save the Queen' – released 40 years ago this month – remains one of the most controversial protest songs of all time.
Joe Corré's stunt to end the Punk.London celebrations by torching lots of punk stuff misunderstands the movement completely.
A painted bus sculpture entitled ‘Punk'ed’ by artist Valerie Osment at Trafalgar Square in 2014.
In March this year, Joe Corré announced that on November 26 he would burn his collection of punk memorabilia. As the son of Malcolm McLaren (manager of the Sex Pistols) and renowned fashion designer Vivienne…
Sex Pistols in the Paradiso Club, Amsterdam, 1977.
Koen Suyk; Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Rijksfotoarchief: Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Fotopersbureau (ANEFO)
Did the Sex Pistols invent punk rock or did they pick up on something happening in New York for years?
A young punk at Myanmar’s annual water festival in 2012.
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Punk gave women a voice; changed the dynamic between audiences and performers and offered music fans a DIY smorgasbord. On its 40th anniversary, that's worth celebrating.