Early Seventies Britain was a very depressing place with both the colour strike and the UK postal workers strike in full swing.It was completely run-down with trash on the streets, and total unemployment—just about everybody was on strike.and Malcolm Mc Laren and Vivienne Westwood's Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die.The Mc Laren–Westwood shop had opened in 1971 as Let It Rock, with a 1950s revival Teddy Boy theme.
Matlock was replaced by Sid Vicious (real name John Ritchie) early in 1977.
On 24 February 2006, the Sex Pistols—the four original, surviving members and Sid Vicious—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum "a piss stain".
The Sex Pistols evolved from the Strand, a London band formed in 1972 by working-class teenagers Steve Jones on vocals, Paul Cook on drums and Wally Nightingale on guitar.
With the search going nowhere, Mc Laren made several calls to Richard Hell, who turned down the invitation. John had something special, but when he started talking he was a real arsehole—but smart." When the pub closed, the group moved on to SEX, where Lydon, who had given little thought to singing, was convinced to improvise along to Alice Cooper's "I'm Eighteen" on the shop jukebox.
In August 1975, Rhodes spotted nineteen-year-old Kings Road habitué John Lydon wearing a Pink Floyd T-shirt with the words I Hate handwritten above the band's name and holes scratched through the eyes. Though the performance drove the band members to laughter, Mc Laren convinced them to start rehearsing with Lydon.