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U.K. Sex Pistols Fire a Controversy

Peter Jones, Billboard, 18 December 1976

LONDON — A live televised shouting match between interviewer Bill Grundy and the EMI punk rock band, Sex Pistols, in which four-letter words flew fast and furious, has sparked a nationwide controversy, both within and without the recording industry. Grundy, who is alleged to have provoked the argument, has been suspended from the Thames Television Today show for two weeks without pay.

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