God Save The Queen - The Sex Pistols interview
- By Richard Branson -
- Sep 27, 2012
The first time I saw The Sex Pistols was in a tiny little cabin in London. It was packed and they were just electrifying onstage. I Hadn't been as excited about seeing a band for a long time, and was determined to try to sign them.
Here's the story behind The Sex Pistols and Virgin Records. This video shows everything from how we signed the most notorious punk band in the world to how the police raided our boat as we cruised down the Thames on the Silver Jubilee.
It might surprise you to hear this, but the band were nice young lads, basically. They were definitely up there with The Clash as one of the greatest punk bands. The artwork wasn't bad either!
As well as my thoughts, there's some incredible footage of The Sex Pistols in action. Never Mind The Bollocks has been re-released this week - get hold of a copy, turn it up loud and have some fun.
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group