Monday, May 10, 2010
Make room for a real Pistol
He was Sid Vicious, aka John Simon Ritchie, who would have been 53 today if not for the needle and the damage that was done. He was a member of the Sex Pistols. A poster boy for punk rock.
And though not a founding member of the Pistols, Vicious was included when the Hall came calling in 2006. Not that the band, which was inducted with Black Sabbath, Lynrd Skynyrd and Blondie, thought much of the honor. In a message posted on their web page at the time they called the Hall "a piss stain" and defiantly declared: "Were not coming. Your not paying attention."
We're making a wild guess that Vicious might not have cared much for being included in today's Birthday Band lineup. And that's fine. Mother Maybelle can play bass.
Mother Maybelle Carter (1909-1978): Singer/musician, Carter Family
Keep on the Sunny Side, Foggy Mountain Top, A Jilted Love
Henry Fambrough (1938): Singer, Spinners
I’ll Be Around, Could It Be I’m Falling in Love, Rubberband Man
Danny Rapp (1941-1983): Singer, Danny and the Juniors
At the Hop, Rock and Roll is Here to Stay
Donovan (1946): Singer/songwriter
Mellow Yellow, Sunshine Superman, Atlantis
Dave Mason (1946): Singer/songwriter
Alone Together, Hole in My Shoe, Just for You, Feelin’ Alright, We Just Disagree
Jay Ferguson (1947): Singer, Spirit
I Got a Line on You, Nature’s Way; group: Jo Jo Gunne
Sid Vicious (1957-1979): Bass, Sex Pistols
Anarchy in the U.K., God Save the Queen, Pretty Vacant
Bono (1960): Singer, U2
Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride [In the Name of Love], With You or Without You