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John Lydon (I)


John Joseph Lydon, more popularly known by his former stage name, Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter and author. He is best known as the frontman of the British punk band The Sex Pistols, one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music. The band originally lasted from 1975 to 1978, but had various revivals during the ... See full bio »

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The A-Team
The A-Team Soundtrack
(2010)
Point Break
Point Break Soundtrack
(1991)
Sid and Nancy
Sid and Nancy Soundtrack
(1986)
Hackers
Hackers Soundtrack
(1995)

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 2017 Forget About Us (Short) (writer: "God Save the Queen")
 2016 Mr. Robot (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- eps2.7_init_5.fve (2016) ... (writer: "The Order of Death" - uncredited)
 2016 Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Soy rebelde (2016) ... (writer: "God Save the Queen")
 2016 Molly (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... (writer: "God Save The Queen (No Future)")
 2015/II Stranded (Documentary) (writer: "Anarchy in the UK")
 2015 The 90s: The Best of Bad TV (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Pretty Vacant" - uncredited)
 2015 TFI Friday (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 19th Anniversary Special (2015) ... (writer: "Pretty Vacant" - uncredited)
 2015 Tod den Hippies!! Es lebe der Punk! (writer: "This is not a Love Song")
 2015 Pop Gold (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hellraisers (2015) ... (writer: "Anarchy In The UK (Live)")
 2014 Gotham (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lovecraft (2014) ... (writer: "New York" - uncredited)
 2014 Music Nation (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Glasgow: The Outsiders (2014) ... (writer: "Satellite")
 2014 Constantine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Devil's Vinyl (2014) ... (writer: "Anarchy in the UK" - uncredited)
 2014 Genesis: Together and Apart (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Anarchy in the UK")
 2014 Oh! You Pretty Things: The Story of British Music and Fashion (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Idols (2014) ... (writer: "Pretty Vacant", "Anarchy in the UK", "Public Image" - uncredited)
 2014 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Not I (2014) ... (writer: "Open Up" - uncredited)
 2013 Revenge of the Mekons (Documentary) (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K.")
 2013 Ànima (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.30 (2013) ... (writer: "Anarchy in the UK")
 2013 When Albums Ruled the World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Pretty Vacant", "Anarchy in the UK")
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tubthumping by Chumbawumba (2012) ... (writer: "EMI")
 2012 Fairport Convention, Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (TV Movie) (writer: "Anarchy in the UK")
 2012 London Calling (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fuck Art Let's Dance (2012) ... (writer: "Holiday In The Sun", "Pretty Vacant", "Anarchy in the U.K." - uncredited)
 2012 There Is a PiL in Heaven (Video) (writer: "Deeper Water", "This Is Not a Love Song", "Albatross", "Reggie Song", "Disappointed", "Warrior", "Religion", "U.S.L.S. 1", "Bags", "Chant", "Out of the Woods", "One Drop", "Rise", "Open Up")
 2012 ¿Donde estabas tú en los 70? (TV Movie) (writer: "God Save the Queen")
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- New Wave of British Heavy Metal (2011) ... (writer: "Pretty Vacant")
 2011 W.E. (lyrics: "Pretty Vacant") / (music: "Pretty Vacant")
 2011 Sønner av Norge (lyrics: "God Save the Queen", "Anarchy in the U.K.", "Pretty Vacant", "Liar") / (music: "God Save the Queen", "Anarchy in the U.K.", "Pretty Vacant", "Liar")
 2011 Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (Documentary) (writer: "Pretty Vacant")
 2011 I Melt with You (writer: "Pretty Vacant")
 2007-2010 Por Toda Minha Vida (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- RPM (2010) ... (writer: "God Save the Queen")
- Renato Russo (2007) ... (writer: "Feelings (No Feelings)", "Nookie (Anarch in the U.K.)")
 2010 John Lydon: A Culture Show Special (TV Movie) (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K.", "Public Image", "Rise", "Open Up")
 2010 The A-Team (writer: "ANARCHY IN THE UK (GUITAR HERO VERSION)")
 2010 Get Him to the Greek (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K." - as John Rotten)
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.76 (2010) ... (writer: "Bags")
 2010 Worried About the Boy (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Anarchy In The UK") / (writer: "Anarchy In The UK")
 2010 The Runaways (writer: "Pretty Vacant")
  Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Rap, Breakdance und Graffiti (2009) ... (performer: "World Destruction")
- Postpunk und Neue Deutsche Welle (2009) ... (writer: "Anarchy In The U.K.", "God Save The Queen", "Anarchie pour l'U.K." - uncredited)
 2009 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.22 (2009) ... (writer: "God Save the Queen")
 2009 SuperNews! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- We've Been Tea-Bagged! (2009) ... (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K.")
 2009 Nine Inch Nails and the Industrial Uprising (Video documentary) (writer: "Anarchy in the UK")
 2009 Queens of British Pop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K." - uncredited)
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night III (Video) (writer: "Anarchy In The UK" - as Lydon)
 2008 Legends (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roy Orbison: The 'Big O' in Britain (2008) ... (writer: "God Save the Queen")
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "Pretty Vacant")
 2008 There'll Always Be an England (Video) (writer: "Pretty Vacant", "Seventeen", "No Feelings", "New York", "Did You No Wrong", "Liar", "Submission", "Problems", "God Save the Queen", "EMI", "Anarchy in the UK", "Holidays in the Sun", "Bodies")
 2008 Maradona by Kusturica (Documentary) (writer: "God Save The Queen")
 2008 Waltz with Bashir (writer: "This Is Not A Love Song")
 2008 The Promotion (writer: "Rise" (1986))
  Punklandia (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Vaatteet on mun aatteet (2008) ... (lyrics: "Anarchy in the U.K.", "Pretty Vacant") / (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K.", "Pretty Vacant")
 2007 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Guitar Queer-o (2007) ... (writer: "Pretty Vacant")
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "Anarchy In The UK" - as Johnny Rotten)
 2007 Skate. (Video Game) (writer: "Pretty Vacant")
 2007 Joy Division (Documentary) (writer: "Pretty Vacant" - as Lydon)
 2007 Control (Live version, as Johnny Lydon, "Problems")
 2007 Tony Wilson: A Tribute (TV Short documentary) (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K. (Live on So It Goes)" - uncredited)
 2005 Punk: Attitude (Documentary) (writer: "God Save The Queen", "Anarchy In The UK" - as Rotten) / (writer: "Public Image", "Religion", "I Wanna Be Me", "Ana Lisa" - as Lydon)
 2005 CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2005, Night 1 (Video) (writer: "Anarchy In The UK" - as Lydon)
 2003 On the Road (Video documentary short) (writer: "Holidays in the Sun" - uncredited)
 2003 Lost in Translation (writer: "God Save the Queen" (1977))
 2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Documentary) (writer: "Holidays in the Sun")
 2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (Video Game) (writer: "Anarchy in the UK" - uncredited)
 2002 The Rules of Attraction (writer: "Rise")
 2002 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- For All Debts Public and Private (2002) ... (writer: "World Destruction")
 2002 24 Hour Party People (writer: "Anarchy In The UK")
 2001 Acústico MTV: Legião Urbana (TV Movie) (writer: "On the Way Home")
 2001 Motörhead - 25 & Alive: Boneshaker (Video documentary) (writer: "God Save the Queen")
 2001 Q Awards 2001 (TV Special) (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K.", "God Save the Queen", "Pretty Vacant")
 2001 Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pure Pop (2001) ... (writer: "Pretty Vacant" - uncredited)
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (writer: "Problems")
 2001 If I Should Fall from Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story (Documentary) (writer: "God Save the Queen")
 2000 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Missionary: Impossible (2000) ... (writer: "No Feelings")
 2000 The Million Dollar Hotel (writer: "Anarchy in the U.S.A.")
 2000 The Filth and the Fury (Documentary) (writer: "God Save The Queen" (Symphony), "Submission", "Seventeen", "Anarchy In The UK", "Pretty Vacant", "Did You No Wrong", "Liar", "EMI", "No Feelings", "I Wanna Be Me", "God Save The Queen", "Problems", "Holidays In The Sun", "Bodies" - as Lydon)
 2000 Aleph, lectures contades (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oscar Wilde (2000) ... (writer: "God Save The Queen" - as Lydon)
 1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (writer: "Anarchy in the UK")
 1999 Performance and Cocktails: Live at Morfa Stadium (Video) (writer: "Holidays in the Sun" - as Rotten)
 1999 Rogue Trader (writer: "Open Up")
 1999 That '70s Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Punk Chick (1999) ... (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K.")
 1998 Rock Family Trees (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Banshees and Other Creatures (1998) ... (writer: "Public Image", "Anarchy in the UK", "Round")
 1998 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Alan McGee: The Man Who Discovered Oasis (1998) ... (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K.")
 1996 Basquiat (writer: "Public Image", "Rise")
 1996 MTV Star Trax (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oasis (1996) ... (writer: "Pretty Vacant")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1977 - 1996) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1978)
- Episode dated 4 April 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Pretty Vacant")
- Episode dated 26 October 1978 (1978) ... (lyrics: "Public Image")
- Episode dated 19 October 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Public Image")
- Episode dated 14 July 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Pretty Vacant")
 1995 Hackers (performer: "Open Up") / (writer: "Open Up")
 1994 The Flintstones (writer: "ANARCHY IN THE UK" - as J. Lydon)
 1992 Green Jelly: Cereal Killer (Video) (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K.")
 1992 Hasta luego cocodrilo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- El vídeo mató a la estrella de la radio (1992) ... (writer: "God Save the Queen")
 1991 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fugitive Alien (1991) ... (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K.")
 1991 Point Break (writer: "Criminal" - as Johnny Lydon)
 1990 Hardware (writer: "The Order of Death")
 1990 Request Video (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 March 1990 (1990) ... (writer: "Anarchy in the UK")
 1989 Slaves of New York (writer: "Warrior")
 1987 Hiding Out (writer: "Seattle")
 1986 Sid and Nancy (writer: "God Save The Queen", "Anarchy In The UK", "No Feelings", "Holidays In The Sun", "Pretty Vacant", "Problems" - as Rotten)
 1986 Pål Pressli Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anarki i TV (1986) ... (writer: "Anarchy in the UK", "Pretty Vacant")
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Little Miss Dangerous (1986) ... (writer: "The Order of Death" - uncredited)
 1983 Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style (Video documentary) (writer: "Pretty Vacant", "Anarchy In The UK" - uncredited)
 1983 Party Party (writer: "No Feelings" - as J. Rotten)
 1983 Anarchism in America (Documentary) (writer: "Anarchy In The UK" - uncredited)
 1982 A Night at Halsted's (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K." - uncredited)
 1981 American Pop (writer: "Pretty Vacant" - as Johnny Rotten)
 1981 Fear No Evil (writer: "Anarchy in the UK" - uncredited)
 1980 D.O.A. (Documentary) (writer: - as (Lydon) / (writer: "Holidays In The Sun", "Bodies", "Anarchy In The U.K.", "Pretty Vacant", "New York", "E.M.I.", "Liar", "God Save The Queen", "I Wanna Be Me" - as Rotten)
 1978 Punking Out (Documentary short) (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K." - as Rotten)
 1976 The London Weekend Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Punk Rock (1976) ... (writer: "Pretty Vacant", "Anarchy in the UK")
 1976 So It Goes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (1976) ... (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K. (Live)")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial series for "Country Life" British butter (2008- ).

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 7 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Public Image Limited | Public Image Ltd. | Johnny Lydon | the Sex Pistols | Johnny Rotten | The Sex Pistols

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

On the Spice Girls: "They're vacuous, talentless, and what on earth does girl power mean?" See more »

Trivia:

Son of John Christopher and Eileen Lydon. See more »

Trademark:

Raw vocals See more »

Nickname:

Johnny Rotten

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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