[London Features International], [1978 - 1987]. First Edition. Eleven glossy black and white photographs, of which nine are 8'' x 10'', one 7'' x 9'', and one 6'' x 8''. Agency stamps, labels, and penned or typed notes to versos. Mild to moderate edgewear and occasional light creasing. Two photo scuffed along the length of left margins; another with two small scuffed patches; light soil to one photo corner; small tears to one photo affecting margins only. Very good overall. Very good. Item #23649
Archive of vintage press agency photos of the Sex Pistols, the majority taken in 1978. Includes photos by Adrian Boot, Paul Cox, Richard Young, and Jill Furmanowsky, all for the London Features International agency. The remaining photos are identified by press agency name only. Images include: the Sex Pistols in a more or less neat and orderly line against a wall (mislabelled "Original line-up"); the first concert of the band's first and only U.S. tour, at the Great Southeast Music Hall, Atlanta, shot from stage mid-performance; multiple portraits of Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious, on and off stage; and Steve Emberton's famous shot of Sid and Nancy handcuffed together (marked with agency attribution only). The final photo shows a post-Pistols Sid Vicious in concert at the Camden Electric Ballroom with the Vicious White Kids on August 15, 1978: his last performance in England before his overdose the following February. The band, formed for one concert only, included Glen Matlock, Steve New, and Nancy Spungeon, pictured here just two months before her own death. Also included are an undated headshot of Steve Cook, John Lydon circa PiL, and a 1987 photo of Steve Jones, on a Harley, in Hollywood. A badass collection featuring some iconic images.