Sex Pistols – Extremely Rare Kingsway Hall 1976 Handbill
SOLD-A virtually unknown handbill advertising a show by "THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS PUNK ROCK BAND…. SEX PISTOLS." This concert took place October 21, 1976, which was, according to "Sex Pistols Day By Day" by Lee Wood, the day the Pistols received a check for the first installment of their EMI advance–for 20,000 pounds. According to Wood, the "Support Band" mentioned on the handbill was The Jam. The book details "Less than 80 people turn up. The Sex Pistols open with "Anarchy In The UK." The Jam appear as a 4 piece band; Paul, Bruce, Rick plus a keyboard player. The Sex Pistols are paid 63.66 pounds sterling." The next day, Stiff Records released "New Rose" by The Damned, the first true UK punk record, beating the Sex Pistols' Anarchy by 4 weeks. This is the only example we've ever seen of this rarity, and it's a beauty, in near mint condition (with a virtually unnoticable, long-flattened vertical crease down the middle.) 8 1/4" x 11 5/8". This handbill comes with impeccable provenance, having been formerly in the collection of longtime Sex Pistols road manager John Tiberi, aka 'Boogie.' We obtained it from music writer/collector/producer/archivist Johan Kugelberg, who obtained it directly from Tiberi. Kugelberg's signed letter of authenticity notes this, and guarantees the handbill's authenticity, as will Recordmecca's written lifetime guarantee. One of the rarest of all Pistols printed items.
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