May 31, 1977 – The BBC bans the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen”

May 31, 1977 – The BBC bans the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen”

Thirty years after its release, John Lydon—better known as Johnny Rotten—offered this assessment of the song that made the Sex Pistols the most reviled and revered figures in England in the spring of 1977:

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