Punk 1976-78

Friday 13 May – Sunday 2 October 2016

British Library


‘Starting with the impact of the Sex Pistols in 1976, the exhibition explores punk’s early days in the capital and reveals how its remarkable influence spread across music, fashion, print and graphic styles nationwide. Showcasing a range of fanzines, flyers, recordings and record sleeves from the British Library’s collections alongside rare material from the archives held at Liverpool John Moores University, including items from England’s Dreaming: The Jon Savage Archive, it celebrates the enduring influence of punk as a radical musical, artistic and political movement.’

Original tape cassette of the Clash’s first interview for New Musical Express, 4 November 1976. From the Barry Miles Collection at the British Library


Me, Punk and the World Friday 27 May

Signifying Nothing? The Creative Revolution of Punk Saturday 28 May

Buzzcocks: In their Own words Thursday 9 June

Stories from the She Punks Friday 10 June

Ezra Furman: Velvet Underground, Punk Pioneers Thursday 23 June

An Evening with John Lydon  Friday 24 June

+ many more




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