LOSE YOUR­SELF IN 1976

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FAREWELL TO SID JAMES

Sid­ney James, the South African­born char­ac­ter ac­tor, best-known for his com­edy, died on stage on 26 April dur­ing a per­for­mance at the Sun­der­land Em­pire Theatre.

SOUTHAMP­TON WINS CUP

Thanks to an 83rd-minute goal from Bobby Stokes – who was sub­se­quently re­warded with a place in Saints his­tory plus a new Granada from Ford – Southamp­ton won their first ma­jor tro­phy on 1 May when they de­feated Manch­ester United 1-0 at Wem­b­ley. Any So­to­nian of a cer­tain age will re­mem­ber the 250,000-strong crowds cel­e­brat­ing the team’s open-top bus tour.

THE HEAT WAVE

The pe­riod from 23 June to 7 July saw Eng­land reg­u­larly ex­pe­ri­ence tem­per­a­tures in ex­cess of 32 de­grees C and the 28 June is a day I par­tic­u­larly re­mem­ber, as in Southamp­ton the ther­mome­ter reached 35.6 de­grees. It was cer­tainly not a time to be trav­el­ling in a vinyl-up­hol­stered Citroën Dyane, re­gard­less of the amount of Space 1999 iced lol­lies con­sumed through­out the jour­ney.

SEX PIS­TOLS ON TELLY

Or ‘ The Filth and the Fury!’, to quote the fa­mous Daily Mir­ror head­line. The Sex Pis­tols were in­vited on the early evening news pro­gramme To­day on 1 De­cem­ber as a last-minute sub­sti­tute for Queen – where host Bill Grundy goaded them into ut­ter­ing var­i­ous ob­scen­i­ties. What is no­tice­able to­day is how ner­vous some of the band mem­bers seem, and the quaint­ness of the word ‘rot­ter’.

No­to­ri­ous To­day clip was the mak­ing of the Sex Pis­tols.

Sid James – partly re­spon­si­ble for An­drew Roberts.

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