Sex Pistols photographs by Brian Cooke

In 1971, at the invitation of Chris Blackwell, I became Island Records’ in house photographer and with my graphic designer wife Marylin, set up Visualeyes Ltd to work with the label’s iconic 70’s artists such as Roxy Music, Traffic, John Martyn and Mott The Hoople. In the latter half of the 70’s I teamed up with fellow Yorkshire photographer Trevor Key to form Cooke Key Associates and we became Virgin Records’ agency working with their early artists such as Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream and The Sex Pistols. During this time we were responsible for the design of the now world famous Virgin logo. We also worked for other record companies, such as Chrysalis, for who I photographed artists including Blondie, Spandau Ballet and Ultravox. In the 80’s and onward Cooke Key disbanded so I continued with a renamed Visualeyes Imaging Services, which became the premier reproduction company to London’s music business, building up a unique archive of pictures.
To see more of my pictures from this period go to www.briancooke.com. To find out more about my history go to www.younevertoldus.co.uk.

Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip 1
Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip 1

LONDON - JUNE 1977: Johnny Rotten John Lydon of English punk rock band the Sex Pistols, with film maker Julian Temple behind him, aboard the Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames on June 7, 1977 during their Silver Jubilee Boat Trip Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip 10

LONDON - JUNE 1977: Thames River Police boats circle the Thames cruiser the Queen Elizabeth during the English punk rock band the Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee boat trip on the River Thames on June 7, 1977 Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip 11

LONDON - JUNE 1977: Thames River Police struggle to disembark passengers at Charring Cross pier from the Thames cruiser the Queen Elizabeth after the premature termination of the Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee boat trip, observed by Sid Vicious John Ritchie 1957 - 1979 stood bottom left in the picture Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns zzz Sex Pistols;Silver Jubile Boat Trip;Punk;River Thames;Charring

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Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip 2

LONDON - JUNE 1977: Paul Cook left and Sid Vicious John Simon Ritchie 1957 - 1979 of English punk rock band the Sex Pistols aboard the Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames on June 7, 1977 during their Silver Jubilee Boat Trip Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip 3

LONDON - JUNE 1977: left ro right Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious John Simon Ritchie 1957 - 1979 of the English punk rock band the Sex Pistols aboard the Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames on June 7, 1977 during their Silver Jubilee Boat Trip Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns zzz Sex Pistols;Steve Jones;Paul Cook;John Simon Ritchie;Sid Vicious;Silver Jubile Boat Trip;Punk;River Thames **

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Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip 4

LONDON - JUNE 1977: John Lydon Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols being interviewed aboard the Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames on June 7, 1977 during their Silver Jubilee Boat Trip Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip 5

LONDON - JUNE 1977: centre of picture facing camera, left to right Johnny Rotten John Lydon of the Sex Pistols in white coat , Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, film maker Julian Temple with back to camera , artist and designer Jamie Reid, film maker Doug Smith and cameraman John Metcalfe aboard the Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames on June 7, 1977 during the Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip Phot

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Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip 6

LONDON - JUNE 1977: left ro right Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious John Simon Ritchie 1957 - 1979 of the English punk rock band the Sex Pistols aboard the Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames on June 7, 1977 during their Silver Jubilee Boat Trip Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns zzz Sex Pistols;Steve Jones;Paul Cook;John Simon Ritchie;Sid Vicious;Silver Jubile Boat Trip;Punk;River Thames **

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Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip 7

LONDON - JUNE 1977: Steve Jones centre of the English punk rock band the Sex Pistols aboard the Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames on June 7, 1977 during their Silver Jubilee Boat Trip Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip 8

LONDON - JUNE 1977: Paul Cook, with Malcolm McLaren on the right, of the English punk rock band the Sex Pistols aboard the Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames on June 7, 1977 during their Silver Jubilee Boat Trip Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols Silver Jubilee Boat Trip 9

LONDON - JUNE 1977: Steve Jones of the English punk rock band the Sex Pistols aboard the Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames on June 7, 1977 during their Silver Jubilee Boat Trip Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 10

LONDON - JULY 1977: Advert by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant single published in Melody Maker on July 9 1977, concept and found images by Jamie Reid, design by Cooke Key Associates, single released July 1 1977 Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 11

LONDON - JULY 1977: Advert by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant single designed by Cooke Key Associates, single released July 1 1977 Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 12

LONDON - JULY 1977: Adverts by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant single produced by Cooke Key Associates, released July 1 1977 Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 13

LONDON - NOVEMBER 1977: Full page advert by Virgin Records in the New Musical Express for the Sex Pistols album Never Mind The Bollocks published November 5 1977, artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 14

LONDON - JUNE 1977: Full page advert by Virgin Records in the New Musical Express for the Sex Pistols single God Save The Queen published on June 25 1977 showing where the singe was banned and a picture showing the single missing from the top 20 listing at W. H. Smith s Elephant & Castle branch, photography Brian Cooke and artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns zzz Sex Pistols;

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Sex Pistols 15

LONDON - JUNE 1977: Window poster by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols single God Save The Queen stating why other display advertising had been removed by the police Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 16

LONDON - DECEMBER 1977: Full page advert by Virgin Records in the New Musical Express for the Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bans December 1977 tour published December 17 1977 showing places they could not play, artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 17

LONDON - NOVEMBER 1977: Full page advert by Virgin Records in Melody Maker for the Sex Pistols album Never Mind The Bollocks published November 19 1977, artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 18

LONDON - SEPTEMBER 1977: Photo of the artwork for the Sex Pistols only album Never Mind The Bollocks Here s The Sex Pistols taken in September 1977 Artwork created by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records from a concept and design by Jamie Reid Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 19

LONDON - MAY 1977: Poster for the Sex Pistols single God Save The Queen Artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records from a concept and design by Jamie Reid Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 20

LONDON - MAY 1977: Bus poster for the Sex Pistols single God Save The Queen Artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 21

LONDON - JULY 1977: Poster for the Sex Pistols single Pretty Vacant Artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records from a concept and design by Jamie Reid Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 22

LONDON - JULY 1977: Full Page advertisement by Virgin Records in Record Mirror for the Sex Pisols single Pretty Vacant published July 2 1977 Photography by Brian Cooke and artwork by Cooke Key Associates from a concept by Jamie Reid Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 23

LONDON - OCTOBER 1977: Window display streamers for the Sex Pistols single God Save The Queen from the album Never Mind The Bollocks Artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records from a concept by Jamie Reid Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 24

LONDON - OCTOBER 1977: Window display streamers for the Sex Pistols single God Save The Queen from the album Never Mind The Bollocks Artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records from a concept by Jamie Reid Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 25

LONDON - JULY 1977: Full page advertisement by Virgin Records in Melody Maker for the Sex Pistols single Pretty Vacant published on July 9 1977 Artwork by Cooke Key Associates from a Jamie Reid concept Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 26

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Photography by Trevor Key and Jamie Reid with artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 27

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Withdrawn spoof American Express Card poster for the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle released in February 1979 by Virgin Records Concept by Jamie Reid with artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 28

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Withdrawn spoof American Express poster for the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle released in February 1979 by Virgin Records Rare printer s error with white background Concept by Jamie Reid with artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 29

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle featuring The Cambridge Rapist Concept by Jamie Reid with artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 30

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle released in February 1979 Concept by Jamie Reid with artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 31

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle featuring Dick Turpin Concept by Jamie Reid with artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 32

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle featuring Myra Hindley Concept by Jamie Reid with artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 33

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle featuring Jack The Ripper Concept by Jamie Reid with artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 34

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle featuring Ronnie Biggs Concept by Jamie Reid with artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 35

LONDON - OCTOBER 1977: Poster for the Sex Pistols album Never Mind The Bollocks Here s The Sex Pistols Artwork by Cooke Key Associates from a Jamie Reid concept for Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 36

LONDON - JANUARY 1979: Mock-ups of spoof Virgin Records Sex Pistols album covers for use in the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 38

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle released in February 1979 by Virgin Records Photography by Trevor Key and artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 40

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Window display stand up featuring the Sex Pistols promoting their album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle released in February 1979 by Virgin Records Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 41

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle released in February 1979 by Virgin Records Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 42

LONDON - AUGUST 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols interview album Some Product Carri On Sex Pistols released in August 1978 by Virgin Records, featuring a bottle of Piss Photography and artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 43

LONDON - AUGUST 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols interview album Some Product Carri On Sex Pistols released in August 1979 by Virgin Records, featuring a bottle of Gob Ale Photography and artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 44

LONDON - AUGUST 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols interview album Some Product Carri On Sex Pistols released in August 1979 by Virgin Records, featuring the Hotel Chelsea Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 45

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster for the single A Punk Prayer by Ronnie Biggs from the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle released in February 1979 by Virgin Records Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 46

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle featuring Ronnie Biggs released by Virgin Records in February 1979 Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 47

LONDON - AUGUST 1979: Poster for the Sex Pistols interview album Some Product Carri On Sex Pistols released in August 1979, featuring a box of Fatty Jones chocolates Photography and artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 48

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster for the Sid Vicious single My Way from the Sex Pistols album from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle released in February 1979 by Virgin Records Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 49

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Artwork for an advertisement for the single Who Killed Bambi from the Sex Pistols film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle released in February 1979 by Virgin Records Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 50

LONDON - MARCH 1979: Full page advertisement by Virgin Records in the New Musical Express published March 3 1979 for the single Who Killed Bambi from the Sex Pistols film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 51

LONDON - MARCH 1979: Full page advertisement by Virgin Records published June 30 1979 in the Record Mirror for the single C m On Everybody by Sid Vicious from the Sex Pistols film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 52

LONDON - JULY 1979: Full Page advertisement by Virgin Records in Sounds published July 28 1979 for the Sex Pistols interview album Some Product Carri On Sex Pistols featuring The Rotten Bar Kid Photography and artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 54

LONDON - JULY 1978: Full page advertisement by Virgin Records published on July 1 1978 in the Record Miror for singles from the Sex Pistols film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 55

LONDON - DECEMBER 1977: Unused Sex Pistols artwork for Virgin Records using photographs by Brian Cooke and newspaper cuttings Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 56

LONDON - NOVEMBER 1978: Copy of Virgin Records Investors Review of the costs of Sex Pistols marketing for the Never Mind The Bolocks album Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 37

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Artwork for a Virgin Records advertisement for the single Who Killed Bambi from the Sex Pistols film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 53

LONDON - DECEMBER 1977: Generic poster for the Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bans tour in December 1977 Artwork by Cooke Key Associates for Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 01

LONDON - MAY 1977: Front Cover of the Sex Pistols God Save The Queen single bag designed by Jamie Reid, artwork by Cooke Key Associates, released May 27 1977 by Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 02

LONDON - MAY 1977: Back cover of the Sex Pistols God Save The Queen single bag designed by Jamie Reid, artwork by Cooke Key Associates, released May 27 1977 by Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 03

LONDON MAY 1977 - Advertisement by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols single God Save The Queen published in the New Musical Express May 28 1977, design Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 04

LONDON MAY 1977 - Advertisement by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols single God Save The Queen published in Sounds May 28 1977 with disclaimer from the printers, design Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 05

LONDON MAY 1977 - Advertisement by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols single God Save The Queen published in May 1977, design Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 06

LONDON - MAY 1977: Sticker for Virgin Records to promote the Sex Pistols single God Save The Queen produced May 1977 by Cooke Key Associates Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 07

LONDON - JULY 1977: Front cover of the Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant single bag concieved by Jamie Reid with photography and design by Cooke Key Associates, released July 1 1977 by Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 08

LONDON - JULY 1977: Back cover of the Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant single bag with conception and found image by Jamie Reid with design by Cooke Key Associates, released July 1 1977 by Virgin Records Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 09

LONDON - JULY 1977: Advert by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant single published in Record Mirror on July 2 1977 designed by Cooke Key Associates, single released July 1 1977 Image Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols-74

LONDON - OCTOBER 1977: Poster by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols single Holidays In The Sun released on October 14 1977 Artwork by Cooke Key Associates from a concept and found material supplied by Jamie Reid Photo of poster by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 59

LONDON - JULY 1977: Poster by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols single Pretty Vacant released on July 1 1977 Artwork by Cooke Key Associates from a concept and found material supplied by Jamie Reid Photo of poster by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 60

LONDON - JULY 1977: Window streamer by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols single Pretty Vacant released on July 1 1977 Artwork by Cooke Key Associates from a concept and found material supplied by Jamie Reid Photo of poster by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 61

LONDON - OCTOBER 1977: Poster by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols single Holidays In The Sun released on October 14 1977 Artwork by Cooke Key Associates from a concept and found material supplied by Jamie Reid Photo of poster by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 62

LONDON - JUNE 1979: Sheet of window streamers by Virgin Record for the Sid Vicious single C Mon Everybody from the Sex Pistols album released in February 1979 from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 63

LONDON - JUNE 1978: Artwork featuring Ronnie Biggs prepared by Cooke Key Associates in June 1978 for Virgin Records for a poster for the Sex Pistols single No One Is Innocent from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 64

LONDON - SEPTEMBER 1979: Proof of the withdrawn Sex Pistols bag for their single The Great Rock n Roll Swindle as sent from Virgin Records to Brian Cooke of Cooke Key Associates in September 1979 Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 65

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Sheet of stickers by Virgin Record for the Sex Pistols album released in February 1979 from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 66

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Promotional handkerchief by Virgin Record for the Sex Pistols single Anarchy in The UK from the album The Great Rock n Roll Swindle released in February 1979 Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 67

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Promotional t-shirt by Virgin Record for the Sex Pistols single Anarchy in The UK from the album The Great Rock n Roll Swindle released in February 1979 Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 68

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Collection of window streamers by Virgin Record for the Sex Pistols album released in February 1979 from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 69

LONDON - OCTOBER 1977: Window streamer by Virgin Records for the Sex Pistols single Holidays In The Sun released on October 14 1977 Artwork by Cooke Key Associates from a concept and found material supplied by Jamie Reid Photo of poster by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 70

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Window Display item by Virgin Record for the Sex Pistols album released in February 1979 from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 71

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Virgin Records poster for the Sex Pistols album released in February 1979 from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle featuring Ronnie Biggs Artwork by Cooke Key Associates from a supplied photograph of Ronnie Bigs in Brazil Photo of poster by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 72

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Cardboard cut-out window display item for the Sex Pistols album released in February 1979 by Virgin Records from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle featuring Ronnie Biggs Artwork by Cooke Key Associates from a supplied photograph of Ronnie Bigs in Brazil Photo of poster by Brian Cooke Redferns zzz Ronnie Biggs;Sex Pistols;The Great Rock n Roll Swindle;Virgin Records

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Sex Pistols 73

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Poster telling the Story of the Sex Pistols by Virgin Record promoting the Sex Pistols album released in February 1979 from the film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Photo of artwork by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 56

LONDON - JUNE 1978: Full page advertisement in the New Musical Express published June 29 1978 for the single No One Is Innocent featuring Ronnie Biggs from the Sex Pistols film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 57

LONDON - JULY 1978: Full page advertisement in the New Musical Express published July 22 1978 for the single No One Is Innocent featuring Ronnie Biggs from the Sex Pistols film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 58

LONDON - FEBRUARY 1979: Full page advertisement in Melody Maker published February 24 1979 for the single Something Else featuring Sid Vicious from the Sex Pistols film The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Artwork by Cooke Key Associates Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns

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Sex Pistols 75

LONDON - JUNE 1977: A London bus in Charing Cross Road, central London, carrying posters for the English punk rock band the Sex Pistols God Save The Queen single. The posters carried no identification of either the band name nor the record s title to avoid refusal to carry the posters by London Transport. As soon as they realised what they were advertising, the posters were taken down from their

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Sex Pistols 76

LONDON - JUNE 1977: A London bus in Charing Cross Road, central London, carrying posters for the English punk rock band the Sex Pistols God Save The Queen single. The posters carried no identification of either the band name nor the record s title to avoid refusal to carry the posters by London Transport. As soon as they realised what they were advertising, the posters were taken down from their

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Sex Pistols 77

LONDON - JUNE 1977: Top 20 singles chart displayed in a central London record store with a blank number two position, which should have displayed God Save The Queen by the Sex Pistols, on the 6th June 1977 Photo by Brian Cooke Redferns