40 Years Of Punk
It can be argued that the Sex Pistols’ hit song Anarchy in the U.K. was the main factor that led to the rise of punk, and 2016 marks 40 years since the single was released. The Pistols may not have been the first punk band, but their album Never Mind the Bollocks certainly delivers some of the most important songs in the genre and is recognized as one of the most influential albums in the history of rock and roll.
Throughout 2016, leading cultural venues in London, England will be celebrating the legacy and influence of London’s punk scene, which the Pistols helped ignite. From live gigs to talks, films, exhibitions and museum displays, participants will be able to experience the heart of the punk scene and explore its ongoing influence on modern-day society.