Special Sub-Topic: Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen
|Where did Sid and his mother move to when he was a child?|
Ibiza. They moved to Ibiza to get away from Sid's father but had to move back to London when they ran out of money.
|How old was Sid when he left school?|
15. Sid hated school and left when he was 15. He then got a job cutting trousers, but quit after a few weeks and went off to college to study art and photography.
|Sid's first ever gig was with which band?|
Siouxsie and the Banshees. Sid played drums for them.
|Who was Sid supposed to marry so she could stay in the country?|
Chrissie Hynde. Sid was up for the job, but on the day of the wedding she failed to show up.
|How did Sid die?|
Heroin overdose. When Sid was bailed out of jail his mum got him some heroin so he didn't get into more trouble with the police, he took some and went up to his room, but a few hours later he crept downstairs and found his mother asleep on the couch, he got the rest of the heroin from her purse and took it, went back upstairs, collapsed on the bed, and the heroin did the rest of the work and killed him on February 2nd, 1979.
|How many Sex Pistols' did Nancy Spungen try to get with before settling with Sid?|
two. She tried to get with Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones, both wanted nothing to do with her.
|What was Sid's birth name?|
John Simon Ritchie. Sid's mother called him Simon or "Sime".
|Using a razor blade,what words did Sid gouge into his chest, when on tour in America with the Sex Pistols?|
Gimme a fix. Sid was in the middle of a country he didn't know, cut off from his drug dealer and going cold turkey. In one extreme case he took a razor blade and gouged "GIMME A FIX" into his chest.
|What was the first song Sid wrote that got recorded?|
Belsen was a Gas. Sid wrote "Belsen was a Gas" when he was in his previous group Flowers of Romance.
|Who portrayed Sid in the film "Sid and Nancy"?|
Gary Oldman. Gary was good in the film!
|Courtney Love portrayed Nancy in the film "Sid and Nancy".|
f. Courtney did audition for the part of Nancy but didn't get it, Chloe Webb played Nancy instead. Courtney did have a small part in the film, as one of Nancy's junkie friends.
|The last ever Sex Pistols gig, with Sid, was played in San Francisco.|
t. They played it at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
|When Sid sung "My Way" what band did he tribute the fast bit of the song to?|
The Ramones. Sid covered the song "My Way" by Frank Sinatra.
|What part of the world was the "My Way" video shot?|
Paris. Sid wore black jeans and biker boots, plus a white tuxedo for this video shoot.
|The only time ever that Sid Vicious and Glen Matlock would appear on stage together was with which band?|
The Vicious White Kids. The band consisted of Sid(Vicious) singing, Glen on bass, his fellow Rich Kids bandmate, Steve New, on guitar, and Rat Scabies (from the Damned) on Drums. Put them together and you get, Vicious White Kids!
|What date was the only gig that Sid Vicious and Glen Matlock played together?|
August 17, 1978. Nancy had appointed herself as backing singer, but on that night one of the roadies had the brilliant idea of not actually plugging her microphone in to anything!
|What was the number of the room that Nancy died in?|
Room 100. She died in the Chelsea hotel in New York.
|What was the date and time that Sid awoke to find Nancy dead?|
9:30 am on Oct 12th. Sid found Nancy slouched under the sink of the hotel bathroom dressed in black panties and a black bra.
|What was Nancy's mothers name?|
Deborah Spungen. After Nancy's death, Sid phoned Deborah twice, both calls talked of suicide.
|What was the name of the girlfriend Sid had after Nancy?|
Michelle. Michelle was a fairly disturbed young lady who worked as an actress and had recently lost her boyfriend to a drug overdose.
|What words did Vivienne Westwood put on her newly designed t-shirts, of Sid surrounded by flowers, after Nancy's death?|
She's Dead, I'm Alive, I'm Yours!. Those T-shirts sold like hot cakes.
|Sid was accused of murdering Nancy?|
t. He got out of jail on bail.
|When was Sid born?|
May 10, 1957. You couldn't imagine Sid getting old could you?
|What drug famously killed Sid Vicious?|
Heroin. Sid's mum bought him heroin when he got out of jail on bail so he would stay out of trouble. He took some and went up to his bedroom, but didn't think it was strong enough, so he went downstairs to find his mum asleep on the couch. He took the rest of the heroin and collapsed on his bed to meet his destiny!
|When did Sid die?|
Feb 2, 1979. R.I.P SID AND NANCY.
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