A fascinating insider's account of the notorious three months that turned the British music industry on its head. Here is the saga of how the Sex Pistols shocked and shook down EMI, the UK's most revered and profitable record company.
Author Brian Southall is the former EMI PR executive who was there during the whole infamous Sex Pistols/EMI affair. He tells the whole story, from EMI's signing of the Pistols in September 1976, through the notorious swearing incident on Thames Television's Today programme, to the bands extreme behaviour at London's Heathrow airport that resulted in EMI severing their 90-day old contract.
"I don't understand it," Johnny Rotten said at the time, "All we're trying to do is destroy everything."