Virgin Films

Virgin Films is launched to invest in and distribute Julian Temple's Sex Pistols mockumentary 'The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle'.

The company also produces 'The Space Movie' at the request of NASA to celebrate the tenth anniversay of the Apollo moon landing. The soundtrack is by Mike Oldfield.

Virgin Films goes on to produce such Eighties gems as 'Absolute Beginners', 'Electric Dreams' and '1984'.

Today we have Virgin Produced.

Virgin Films ident
The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle film poster
Virgin Megastore Oxford Street London

Virgin Megastore

The first Virgin Megastore opens at 14-16 Oxford Street in London.

This hallowed turf remains Virgin until 2007.

Virgin Books

Virgin Books is launched to publish music titles - such as The Sid Vicious Family Album – to compliment the record label.

Virgin Books is now part of The Random House Group in the UK.

The Sid Vicious Fmaily Album from Virgin Books