Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

Johnny Rotten in the booth recording vocals for ‘Anarchy in the UK’ while topless

Here’s a glimpse of what went on during the recording of one of the most widely-recognized punk rock songs!

Photo via Super Seventies

This photo of former Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten (or John Lydon in real life) was said to be taken during the recording session for the band’s debut single, “Anarchy in the UK,” which was on October 16, 1976. As we all know now, “Anarchy in the UK” would later become not only one of the most popular songs by the Sex Pistols but of the entire punk rock genre itself. Clinching the #56 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, the song has also spawned numerous covers by artists including Megadeth and Mötley Crüe.

But of course, nothing beats the original!

All information in this article were sourced from Anarchy in the UK on Wikipedia. and Super Seventies.

Like these random vintage and/or pop culture photos? See more articles from the Overly Descriptive Title series in the Lomography Magazine!

written by chooolss

1 comment

  1. stolosapo


    haha... great!!

    12 months ago · report as spam

Read this article in another language

This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: Deutsch.