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Sid Vicious (I) (1957–1979)

Along with fellow Sex Pistol member, Johnny Rotten, lanky, sneering, pock faced Sid epitomised the punk movement born in the mid 1970s in working class England. Sid Vicious (real name John Beverly) wasn't an original member of the Pistols, but rather joined the band after original bassist, Glen Matlock dropped out after personality clashes with ... See full bio »

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The Astronaut's Wife
Goodfellas Soundtrack
Sid and Nancy
Sid and Nancy Soundtrack


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  Californication (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Smile (2014) ... (performer: "My Way" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Way" - uncredited)
 2010 Punisher '79-82 (Short) (performer: "My Way")
 2003 On the Road (Video documentary short) (writer: "Holidays in the Sun" - uncredited)
 2000 The Filth and the Fury (Documentary) (writer: "Holidays In The Sun", "Bodies" - as Vicious)
 1999 Performance and Cocktails: Live at Morfa Stadium (Video) (writer: "Holidays in the Sun" - as Vicious)
 1999 The Astronaut's Wife (performer: "My Way")
 1990 Goodfellas (performer: "My Way")
 1987 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ian's Girl (1987) ... (writer: "No Feelings")
 1986 Sid and Nancy (writer: "Holidays In The Sun" - as Vicious)
 1980 D.O.A. (Documentary) (writer: "Holidays In The Sun", "Bodies" - as Vicious)
 1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (performer: "My Way")
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Beverley | John Simon Richie | Simon Ritchie | The Sex Pistols


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Personal Quote:

[towards the end of the Sex Pistols career] "In the end I was the only one with any anarchy left in me." See more »


Invented the "pogo" dance. Vicious went to a Sex Pistols gig before he joined the band and wanted to get a better look at them so he would jump up and down in a frenzy, and soon it caught on and more and more people did it. See more »


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