Norway VG-lista . S o how did the song come about? Chris ThomasBill Price. After a scuffle involving attendee Jah Wobble and a cameraman, 11 people, including Malcolm McLarenthe man who organised the concert, and several other members of the band's entourage, were arrested when the boat docked.
Lead guitar player Jones gave the song almighty welly, its bassline mimicking the main riff. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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We weren't aware of it at the time. On 7th June, officially the Silver Jubilee holiday, McLaren planned a boat trip down the Thames intended to pass by the pomp and pageantry that was going down in Westminster. B ut anger at the Pistols was not confined to the label and to newspaper editors.
Thank you for your support. But McLaren, it seems, knew exactly what he was doing. The cover art gives further reference to the Sex Pistols by using the same cut-out words to form the title as the Sex Pistols' single cover. Inthe song was re-released to coincide with the Queen's Golden Jubileewhereupon the single charted in the top The Telegraph.
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The whole thing was a brilliantly calculated publicity stunt. Various sources state that it was indeed the highest-selling single of the week,   despite a ban by the BBC and some major retailers. The track is an atomic blast of pent-up angst. Retrieved 5 August We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future.