John Joseph Lydon born 31 Januaryalso known by his stage name Johnny Rottenis an English John lydon nora wife sexual dysfunction, songwriter and musician.
He is best known as the lead singer of the lates British punk band the Sex Pistolswhich lasted from untiland again for various revivals during the s and s. He is also the lead singer of post-punk band Public Image Ltd PiLwhich he founded and fronted from untiland again since SinceLydon has held British, Irish and American citizenship. Lydon's rebellious image and fashion style led to his being asked to become the singer of the Sex Pistols by their Malcolm McLaren.
With the Sex Pistols, he penned singles including " Anarchy in the U. After the Sex Pistols disbanded inLydon went on to found his own band, Public Image Ltd, which was far more experimental in nature and described in a NME review as "arguably the first post-rock group.
Get Me Out of Here! There has been a recent revival of a s movement to have Lydon knighted for his achievements with the Sex Pistols, even though he has declined efforts to award him an MBE for his services to music. John Joseph Lidon was born in London on 31 January Lydon spent summer holidays in his mother's native County Corkwhere he suffered name-calling for having an English accent, a prejudice he claims he still receives today even though he travels under an Irish passport.
John, the eldest of four brothers, had to look after his siblings due to his mother's regular illnesses. He belonged to a local gang of neighbourhood kids and would often end up in fights with other groups, something he would later look back on with fond memories: The meanness wasn't there. It was more like yelling, shouting, throwing stones, and running away giggling. Maybe the reality was coloured by my youth. I would shit my pants and be too scared to ask the teacher to leave the class.
I'd sit there in a pants load of poo all day long. At the age of seven, he contracted spinal meningitis and spent a year in St Ann's Hospital in Haringey, London. Throughout the entire experience, he suffered from hallucinations, nausea, headaches, periods of coma, and a severe memory loss that lasted for four years,  whilst the treatments administered by the nurses involved drawing fluid out of his spine with a surgical needle, leaving him with a permanent spinal curvature.
The meningitis was also responsible for giving him what he would later describe as the "Lydon stare"; this experience was "the first step that put me on the road to Rotten". With his father often away, employed variously on building sites or oil rigs, Lydon got his first job aged ten as a minicab dispatcher, something he kept up for a year while the family was in financial difficulty. Rex and Gary Glitter.
He was John lydon nora wife sexual dysfunction out of school at fifteen years old after a run-in with a teacher, and went on to attend Hackney College, where he befriended John Simon Ritchieand Kingsway Princeton College.
Lydon gave Ritchie the nickname "Sid Vicious," after his parents' pet hamster. also recommended him for a job at a children's play centre in Finsbury Park, teaching woodwork to some of the older children, but he John lydon nora wife sexual dysfunction sacked when parents complained that somebody "weird" with bright-green hair was teaching their children.
McLaren was impressed with Lydon's ragged look and unique sense of style, particularly his orange hair and modified Pink Floyd T-shirt with the band members' eyes scratched out and the words I Hate scrawled in felt-tip pen above the band's logo. After tunelessly singing Alice Cooper 's " I'm Eighteen " to the accompaniment of the shop's jukebox, Lydon was chosen as the band's frontman.
At the time, AugustLydon commented: Lydon was also interested in dub music. McLaren was said to have been upset when Lydon revealed during a radio interview that his influences included progressive experimentalists like MagmaCanCaptain Beefheart and Van der Graaf Generator.
The reasons for this are disputed, but Lydon claimed in his autobiography that he believed Matlock to be too white-collar and middle-class and that Matlock was "always going on about nice things like the Beatles ".
Matlock stated in his own autobiography that most of the tension in the band, and between himself and Lydon, was orchestrated by McLaren. Matlock quit and as a replacement, Lydon recommended his school friend John Simon Ritchie, a. Although Ritchie was an incompetent bassist, McLaren agreed that he had the look the band wanted: Vicious' chaotic relationship with girlfriend Nancy Spungenand his worsening heroin addiction, caused a great deal of friction among the band members, particularly with Lydon, whose sarcastic remarks often exacerbated the situation.
Lydon declined to go, deriding the concept as a whole and feeling that were attempting to make a hero out of a criminal who attacked a train driver and stole "working-class money".