Special Sub-Topic: Sid Vicious
|What was Sid Vicious' real name?|
John Simon Ritchie. He took his stage name from John Lydon's (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) hamster, Sid, who bit him and was subsequently named Sid the Vicious.
|Who gave Sid his trademark lock necklace?|
Chrissy Hynde. In fact, Chrissy Hynde almost married Johnny Rotten but ended up marrying Ray Davies (of the Kinks). Debbie Harry is lead singer for Blondie, Nancy Wilson is lead singer for Heart and Johnny Thunders was a guitarist and singer for the New York Dolls.
|In April of 1977, Sid played his first gig with the Sex Pistols. Where did it take place?|
The Screen on the Green. The 100 Club was the site where Sid Vicious infamously attacked Nick Kent with a motorcycle chain and the Winterland Ballroom is where the Sex Pistols played their last show with Sid Vicious.
|In what famous hotel did Nancy Spungen die?|
Hotel Chelsea. The Chateau Marmont is where John Belushi overdosed; The Malmaison in Potsdam, Germany was the site of the Potsdam Conference, which officially ended World War II; and the Beverly Hills Hotel, among other infamous reasons, was used as the cover for the Eagle's Hotel California.
|Which prison did Sid spend time in after Nancy's death before being bailed out by his recording company?|
Riker's Island. Virgin Record's put up $30,000 in bail at manager Malcolm McLaren's request.
|Which Frank Sinatra song did Sid Vicious cover?|
My Way. "My Way" was originally written by Paul Anka and has been covered by Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Radiohead and Herman Brood among others.
|Who supplied the heroin that killed Sid Vicious?|
His mother. His mother was a junkie as well, they sold LSD at clubs together when Sid was just 14.
|Who played Nancy Spungen in the movie "Sid and Nancy"?|
Chloe Webb. Released in 1986, Johnny Rotten has dismissed it as "mere fantasy, the Peter Pan version".
|What city were the Sex Pistols playing in when Sid carved "Gimme a Fix" into his chest?|
San Francisco. Apparently, he really wanted a fix.
|What did Sid's mother do with his ashes after he died?|
No one knows for sure. No one knows for sure, although the rumor about his mother hopping the fence at the cemetery where Nancy is buried and sprinkling his ashes on her grave is the most persistent one.
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