Sid Vicious, Nancy Spungen, & Stiv Bators Take Phone Calls in 1978 [VIDEO]

Posted on: January 2nd, 2013 at 10:21 am by

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A vicious act immortalized Sid Vicious in the canon of music history. The punk rocker is remembered more for allegedly stabbing girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death at the Chelsea than for being the mediocre replacement bassist of the Sex Pistols (took over for Glen Matlock).

Open Culture points us to this YouTube video, which offers a rare glimpse into the minds of Sid Vicious, Nancy Spungen, and Stiv Bators while on cable TV in New York. More specifically, The Efrom Allen Show in 1978. We see the crew fielding questions from audience members on a variety of topics, including the future course of punk music, feminism, and possible collaborations (i.e. with Ron Wood). Some of the callers were quite pointed, though, arguing that punk, in general, is just derivative with little to no shelf life.

This particular episode aired on September 18, 1978, eight months after the Sex Pistols called it quits. Sid knifed Nancy a few weeks later, and himself met the maker after a heroin overdose the following February.

[h/t @_waterman]

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  • D Corn

    Thanks for posting this video from Efrom Allen’s Channel D Cable Television show.

    He produced the show on his own (no commercials) for years….

    and if you wanna see more…Debbie and Chris, The Ramones and many others can be seen on Efrom’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Efrom358