Sex Pistols former home awarded Grade II* listed status



2016-03-23 10:32:38

The graffiti covered former London home of  one time enemies of the government the Sex Pistols has been awarded Grade II* listed status by the heritage body Historic England-the second highest form of listing.

The house bears bleak ramblings and fascinating drawing's by lead singer John Lydon of his bandmates and manager Malcolm McLaren, who features in an unflattering caricature known as Muggeridge, who is seen clutching a fistful of cash. 

The house is situated on Denmark Street which was originally built for the middle classes in the 17th century but became a notorious slum during the 18th and 19th century.

The streets first associations with the British music scene came in the 20th century when Melody Maker was founded there in 1926. In the years that followed the street, also known as 'Tin Pan Alley' would become known as the heart of the music industry and boasts many huge musical claims to fame. It was where The Rolling Stones recorded their first album, where Elton John wrote' Your Song' and was where Malcolm McLaren leased an outbuilding during 1975-77.

The announcement comes as London gears up to celebrate the 40th anniversary of punk with a series of events around the city. 


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