6 January 1977 – Sex Pistols sacked by EMI

Thursday 6th January 1977 – Sex Pistols sacked by EMI

The Sex Pistols are sacked by EMI after just three months with the record label.  The Pistols had played High Wycombe twice in 1976 prior to signing the deal with EMI for a reported £40,000.  The Bill Grundy episode, coupled with their behaviour on route to gigs in The Netherlands, had finally tipped the record label over the edge.  Their solitary release on EMI, ‘Anarchy in the UK’ remains a punk classic – “They only did it for the fame”

Press release from EMI confirming the departure of the Sex Pistols from the record label in Jauuary 1977

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