Category: john lydon

Johnny Rotten & Joan Jett, ADORABLE.

Johnny Rotten & Joan Jett, ADORABLE.

I made ugly beautiful, just by persistence. ~ …

I made ugly beautiful, just by persistence. ~ John Lydon

John Lydon, maybe a little Rotten at the EMI o…

John Lydon, maybe a little Rotten at the EMI office in London, 1976, by Bob Gruen

Johnny Rotten & Joan Jett, ADORABLE.

Johnny Rotten & Joan Jett, ADORABLE.

I made ugly beautiful, just by persistence. ~ …

I made ugly beautiful, just by persistence. ~ John Lydon

The Sex Pistols in Luxembourg, November 2 1977, by Bob…

The Sex Pistols in Luxembourg, November 2 1977, by Bob Gruen.

(I’ve posted this in black and white before, but thanks to @acpaintings for pointing me to this color version!)

John Lydon, November 1976 – Glitterbest Offices, Dryden…

John Lydon, November 1976 – Glitterbest Offices, Dryden Chambers, 119 Oxford Street, by Ray Stevenson

Sex Pistols in Luxembourg, by Bob Gruen, because there aren’t…

Sex Pistols in Luxembourg, by Bob Gruen, because there aren’t enough pictures of Luxembourg on tumblr

John Lydon & Nora Forster, married over 30 years. ‘Now…

John Lydon & Nora Forster, married over 30 years.

‘Now there’s a saucy girl,’ he grins. ‘It’s love, you know. I’ve always loved that woman. And she knows it. When we met we didn’t expect to get on. We’d both been told the other was a bad ‘un. But blimey. Sparks flew. It was instant attraction. And that’s never gone. I never expected to feel like that. I never thought I was in any way attractive. Or anyone’s idea of a good date.

‘It’s volatile, the marriage. Which one isn’t? Nothing better than a good, full-on row. Get it all out. Say rude and nasty things. And then be sorry. Genuinely sorry, afterwards. But you know I can’t think of a better woman on God’s earth than Nora. If we ceased to function as a couple tomorrow there would be no one else. Not ever. I mean it.’

Sid Vicious & Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols. By Bob…

Sid Vicious & Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols. By Bob Gruen, 1977, Luxembourg, because there aren’t enough pictures from Luxembourg on tumblr