Punk London : In the City 1975-78

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In 2016 it will be 40 years since punk exploded into the public view. It was a movement rooted in London, as this new guide shows. Written by cultural historian Paul Gorman, with rare archive photos, Punk London charts the squats, clubs, shops and rehearsal spaces from which punk emerged and grew into a global phenomenon. The guide takes in Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwoodâ (TM)s Sex shop at 430 Kings Road; the Hampstead flat shared by Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious; Saint Martinâ (TM)s School Of Art, where the Sex Pistols made their debut performance; Pathway Studios in Canonbury, where The Damned recorded New Rose, the first punk release; The Clashâ (TM)s Chalk Farm rehearsal space and many more locations associated with all the movementâ (TM)s key figures.
Publication Date: 
February 12, 2016