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Caroline Coon, 1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion, 1977

THE SEX PISTOLS made their debut at St Martins School of Art on Friday 6th of November 1975. The irate social secretary cut the power after five numbers. Only ten minutes on stage and the band had created the first Them and Us rock schism in over a decade. In the following months most people who heard their music found it repulsive. They booed accordingly. The Pistols just jeered back, branded the opposition 'boring old farts', and carried on regardless.

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