How we’ve felt for the last 40 years

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Thor­oughly en­joyed the Sex Pis­tols pieces in MOJO 286. I got tick­ets to see the An­ar­chy tour in Derby in ’76 but the Leisure Com­mit­tee can­celled it. There is footage about this in The Filth And The Fury. John Peel of­ten told the story of turn­ing up at the venue, like me and my friends, to see a lit­tle piece of paper pinned to the door with the word “Can­celled” writ­ten on it. We went to a lo­cal pub where we sat lis­ten­ing to two biker types say­ing in loud voices that punks were the losers they used to bully at school. I moved to Fins­bury Park, Lon­don in 1978 and was sit­ting with friends in the Ge­orge Robey pub one early evening when Ly­don walked in, it be­ing his manor, and had a pint with the crowd just as nor­mal, chat­ting away. He didn’t stay long and read­ing some of the ac­counts in MOJO it’s not sur­pris­ing. I also saw the band at Heathrow when they were go­ing to Amer­ica af­ter the Hud­der­s­field Ivan­hoe’s Christ­mas Day gig(s), which me and some friends from Derby drove over for. It was a great gig, one of my Top 5 of all time, and at one point in the film, very briefly, you can see my face in the line of peo­ple just be­hind the mayhem of pogo­ing punks. Terry Maun­der, Leeds

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