Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious
Perhaps the most controversial musician of the punk movement (If you can really call him a musician, because it has been debated if he actually knew how to play the bass guitar), Sid Vicious embodied the snarling obnoxious persona of the 70’s punk rock movement. After he teamed-up with his American sidekick Nancy he became addicted to heroin. Usually too messed up to actually contribute musically, Sid was known for pissing on the floor, carving himself up with razor blades, spitting blood out of his mouth and walking thru plate glass windows. When he woke up and found Nancy dead he was charged with murder. He died February 2nd, 1979 at age 21 from a heroin overdose while awaiting trial. A movie was made called “Sid and Nancy” which chronicled his short but tragic life.

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