To­day in mu­sic his­tory

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

In 1979, punk rocker Sid Vi­cious, whose real name was John Ritchie, died of a heroin over­dose in a New York City jail. Vi­cious had just em­barked on a solo ca­reer af­ter the demise of the Sex Pis­tols when he was ar­rested on charges of mur­der­ing his girl­friend, Nancy Spun­gen.

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