CHAOS TO COUTURE: SAFETY PIN, PADLOCK, PUNK ROCK

A subversive little rockopedia of safety pins and padlocks, how they have evolved over time: from household items to punk subculture to New York/London/Paris/Milan Fashion Week to nonviolent resistance.

SEX PISTOLS VS EMI

On this date in 1976, certain employees at EMI pressing plants refused to handle the Sex Pistols’ single “Anarchy in the U.K” due to the provocative name of the group, the language in the song’s lyrics and the band’s general sentiment. On 6 January 1977 EMI dropped the Sex Pistols.

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