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The Sex Pistols: Finsbury Park, London

Sylvie Simmons, Rolling Stone, Summer 1996

"WELL?" Johnny Rotten asked the 30,000-strong crowd dotting the park — not a sell-out, despite weeks of hype and a festival-sized bill, though more than saw them in their heyday — "We’re not that fucking bad, are we?" The crowd yelled back as one, like a Christmas pantomime audience: "Fuck off, you fat bastard".

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