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John Lydon

Date de naissance: 31. janvier 1956


John Joseph Lydon, dit Johnny Rotten, né à Londres le 31 janvier 1956, est un musicien anglais, chanteur du groupe punk emblématique les Sex Pistols, formé fin 1975, puis fondateur du groupe Public Image Limited en 1978.

Avec son attitude sarcastique et provocatrice, il fut un modèle pour toute une jeunesse révoltée et pour de nombreux autres groupes de rock. Ses créations musicales ont aussi été très influentes.

Citations John Lydon


„It’s a record that I still can play to this day, and still hear new things.“

— John Lydon
Context: My favourite album by her is The Dreaming, and I think she produced that one herself. That got a lot of criticism — but I loved it. It was overloaded with textures, and tones and all manner of things. It’s a record that I still can play to this day, and still hear new things.

„Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? Good night!“

— John Lydon
At the end of the last Sex Pistols concert, Winterland Theater, San Francisco, California (14 January 1978)


„If the Royal Family was going to assassinate someone, they would have gotten rid of me a long time ago.“

— John Lydon
On the 2003 panel TV show The Belzer Connection, when asked if there was a conspiracy in the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.


„How can you ban language, words? How're words offensive? And why should I have to tolerate YOUR interpretation? I'm the one using the word. ASK me how I'm using it, don't TELL me. And if you don't like the way I'm using it, so what? It's my right. It's my freedom of expression. Without that, we're nothing but slaves. My language, now fuck off!!!“

— John Lydon
In response to the infamous court case against Richard Branson and the owner of a Nottingham Virgin Records shop who was arrested for publicly displaying the word "bollocks" in his window while promoting the album "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols." Classic Albums: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (© Isis/Eagle Rock Entertainment, 2002)

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