John Lydon

[Johnny Rotten]

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John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956), also known by the former stage name Johnny Rotten, is a singer-songwriter and television presenter, best known as the lead singer of punk rock band the Sex Pistols from 1975 until 1978, and again for various revivals during the 1990s and 2000s. He is the lead singer of the post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL), which he founded and fronted from 1978 until ... more »

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  • ''It's nice to be a part of history but people should get it right. I may not be perfect, but I'm bloody close.''
    John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten) (b. 1957), British rock musician. Observer (London, May 4, 1986). Formerly Johnny Rotten.
  • ''Punks in their silly leather jackets are a cliché. I have never liked the term and have never discussed it. I just got on with it and got out of it when it became a competition.''
    John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten) (b. 1957), British rock musician. Observer (London, May 4, 1986). Formerly Johnny Rotten.
  • ''My reputation is a media creation.''
    John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten) (b. 1957), British rock musician. Observer (London, May 4, 1986). Formerly Johnny Rotten.
  • ''I'm not here for your amusement. You're here for mine.''
    John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten) (b. 1957), British rock musician. Quoted in Sex Pistols File, remark, 1978, to audience in Memphis, Tennessee, ed....
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