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Janet Street-Porter Presents The Clash And The Sex Pistol’s First TV Show To Londoners In 1976

By on 5 March 2014 | comments 0
British punk rock band the Sex Pistols are seen in 1977. From left to right: Paul Cook, Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones.

British punk rock band the Sex Pistols are seen in 1977. From left to right: Paul Cook, Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones.

 

IN November 1976, The London Weekend Show, introduced by Janet Street-Porter, took punk to the masses.

It all looks so clean, fun and innocent. Street-Porter makes the show less like any BBC report, which would be akin to staring from a charabanc’s window at the oddities in a tribal village. She tries to get it. And does.

Look out for The Sex Pistols performing, Clash, Siouxsie Sioux and “devastating” fashions.