How did the wild man base player from the Sex Pistols get the nickname Syd Vicious?
#78046. Asked by star_gazer. (Mar 29 07 9:14 PM)
"Described by peers as 'slender and likeable', Ritchie took the stage name "Sid Vicious," which reportedly came from an ironic joke involving the name of John Lydon's pet hamster "Sid," which had apparently bitten Sid and subsequently been dubbed "Vicious" by him. It is also reported that the name "Vicious" came from the Lou Reed song of the same name."
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