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Lydon, John 1956-

Works: 87 works in 200 publications in 6 languages and 4,269 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Rock films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Performer, Composer, Actor, Singer, Interviewee, Contributor, Other
Classifications: ML420.R884, 782.42166092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Lydon
Never mind the bollocks, here's the Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols (Musical group)( Recording )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<p>An album like Nevermind The Bollocks... Here&#39;s the Sex Pistols needs no introduction. Widely regarded by fans and critics as one of the most important records in the history of rock music, it still sells as well as it resonates 35 years on from its first release. It is a record that challenged everything and inspired generation upon generation of future artists - themselves some of the greatest that were to ever exist.</p>
Rotten : no Irish, no Blacks, no dogs : the authorized autobiography, Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols by John Lydon( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Finnish and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much has been written about the Sex Pistols. Much of it has either been sensationalism or journalistic psychobabble. The rest has been mere spite. This book is as close to the truth as one can get ... This means contradictions and insults have not been edited, and neither have the compliments, if any. I have no time for lies or fantasy, and neither should you. Enjoy or die." So writes author John Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, in his introduction to the book Rotten, an oral history of punk: angry, honest, and crackling with energy
Punk : chaos to couture by Andrew Bolton( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its origins in the 1970s, punk has had an explosive influence on fashion. With its eclectic mixing of stylistic references, punk effectively introduced the postmodern concept of bricolage to the elevated precincts of haute couture and directional ready-to-wear. As a style, punk is about chaos, anarchy, and rebellion. Drawing on provocative sexual and political imagery, punks made fashion overtly hostile and threatening. This aesthetic of violence - even of cruelty - was intrinsic to the clothes themselves, which were often customized with rips, tears, and slashes, as well as studs, spikes, zippers, D-Rings, safety pins, and razor blades, among other things. This extraordinary publication examines the impact of punk's aesthetic of brutality on high fashion, focusing on its do-it-yourself, rip-it-to-shreds ethos, the antithesis of couture's made-to-measure exactitude. Indeed, punk's democracy stands in opposition to fashion's autocracy. Yet, as this book reveals, even haute couture has readily appropriated the visual and symbolic language of punk, replacing beads with studs, paillettes with safety pins, and feathers with razor blades in an attempt to capture the style's rebellious energy. Focusing on high fashion's embrace of punk's aesthetic vocabulary, this book reveals how designers have looked to the quintessential anti-establishment style to originate new ideals of beauty and fashionability
Beware of Mr. Baker by Jay Bulger( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary about the ailing-yet-ferocious Ginger Baker, the brilliant and wildly self-destructive drummer for Cream and Blind Faith. An almost impossible man to be around, he allows the director unprecedented access--even if he strikes him violently on the nose with his cane on the final day of filming
Super duper Alice Cooper( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of Vincent Furnier, the preacher's son who struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere as Alice Cooper, the most outrageous rock star of his generation"--Container
Never mind the bollocks here's the Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols (Musical group)( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film tells the story, song by song, of the making of the Sex Pistols' only studio album, "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols." Interviews with band members, their manager, producers, and graphic designer, as well as journalists and technicians present unique insights on the band as musicians. Along with concert footage, home movie footage, promotional videos, and early demo recordings, this film examines the music of the Sex Pistols, as opposed to their place in the social, economic, political, or cultural history of Britain. The Sex Pistols created something that, despite countless imitators, remains a phenomenon unprecedented in the annals of rock music
Celluloid( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corrupt( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vicious cop-killer who slits throats runs rampant. The police are involved in illegal activities and corruption that result in conspiracies and more murder
Corrupt lieutenant gambler, thief, junkie, killer-- cop!( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intense psychological thriller that finds a NYC policeman obsessed with administering his own form of justice against an admitted cop-killer. The cop is mysteriously confronted by a sociopathic punk who has witnessed his extreme methods of law enforcement. The sociopath, in a twisted form of street morality, engages the officer in a session of paranoid psychotherapy, if only to prove that life on the street can end up preying on those who are employed to ensure its safety
Never mind the bollocks, that was the Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols (Musical group)( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psycho's path by John Lydon( Recording )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Album by Public Image Ltd. (Musical group)( Recording )

8 editions published in 1986 in Undetermined and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The filth and the fury by Sex Pistols (Musical group)( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical group Sex Pistols was in existence for only 26 months and recorded only one album, yet they changed the face of music forever. This shocking portrait of arguably the most influential and certainly the most notorious rock group of all time documents their rise from the back streets of London, through their crucifixion by the British tabloids and ultimate implosion on tour in America. Culled primarily from the band's own 20-hour-plus archive it includes candid interviews, performances, rehearsals and recording sessions
The Filth and the fury a Sex Pistols film by Julien Temple( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dokumentalny film jest portretem legendz punk rocka, zespołu Sex Pistols. Został wyprodukowany w oparciu o niepublikowane wcześniej materiały archiwalne oraz przeprowadzone współcześnie wywiady z muzykami
Anger is an energy : my life uncensored by John Lydon( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Punk rock icon] John Lydon remains a captivating and dynamic figure to this day--both as a musician, and, thanks to his outspoken, controversial, and from-the-hip opinions, as a cultural commentator. In [this book, the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. band member once known as Johnny Rotten] looks back on a life full of incident, from his beginnings as a sickly child of immigrant Irish parents growing up in post-war London to his present status as a vibrant, alternative hero"
Johnny Rotten : no Irish, no blacks, no dogs ; die autorisierte Autobiographie ; [mein Leben mit den Sex Pistols] by John Lydon( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rage est mon énergie : mémoires by John Lydon( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rotten : no irish, no blacks, no dogs: autobiografía autorizada de Johnny Rotten, cantante de los Sex Pistols by John Lydon( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebels: a journey underground( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the worlds "I am an anarchist" Londoner Johnny Rotten began a full-blown counterculture of protest and self-expression; a cry against crushing youth unemployment and a voice for the disenfranchised. This film examines a new kind of music, a new social critique and a new form of free speech. Featured are the bands, the Sex Pistols, The Clash, and the Damned who turned the rebellious tension of rock and roll back on itself -- and blew it up
Sex pistols : Rotten par Lydon by John Lydon( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Rotten : no Irish, no Blacks, no dogs : the authorized autobiography, Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols
Alternative Names

controlled identityRotten, Johnny, 1956-

John Joseph Lydon

John Lydon angol énekes-dalszerző, a Sex Pistols punkegyüttes énekese

John Lydon britischer Musiker und ehemaliger Sänger der Punkband Sex Pistols

John Lydon britisk sanger

John Lydon Brits televisiepresentator

John Lydon brittisk sångare

John Lydon cantante britannico

John Lydon chanteur britannique

John Lydon wokalista angielski (Sex Pistols), pseud. Johnny Rotten

Johnny Rotten

Johnny 'Rotten' Lydon

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Джон Лайдон британський рок-музикант, фронтмен і основний автор пісень панк-групи «Sex Pistols» (1975-1978), а пізніше «Public Image Ltd»

Джон Лайдън

Лайдон, Джон британский рок-музыкант, фронтмен и основной автор песен панк-группы Sex Pistols

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English (104)

German (4)

French (3)

Spanish (3)

Korean (1)

Finnish (1)

Never mind the bollocks, that was the Sex PistolsVicious : the art of dying youngJohn Lydon : PiL, Pistols and anti-celebrityMetal box : stories from John Lydon's Public Image LimitedJohn Lydon : stories of Johnny : a compendium of thoughts on the icon of an eraJohn Lydon's 'Metal box' : the story of 'Public Image Ltd'John Lydon : the Sex Pistols, PiL & anti-celebrity