This Day In Rock: Sex Pistols’ Last Gig
This question came up the last time I played Robert Moore’s music trivia at the Record Bar, so it’s only fitting to repeat it here: In what city did the Sex Pistols play their final show (the first time)?
It was that ill-fated (yet bold) 1978 tour that took the Pistols through the American Deep South — a tour that band manager Malcolm McLaren intentionally booked to stir shit up. It ended on January 14 at the Winterland in San Francisco, where, after a cover of the Stooges’ “No Fun,” the thoroughly demoralized Johnny Rotten said, “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? Good night.” And that was it.
Behold, the demise: