God Save the Queen, Sex Pistols (1977)

Check out this interesting little piece of music history on The Sex Pistols and their heavily banned single “God Save The Queen” from 1977. The Pistols rode the wave of punk rock sweeping England in the late 70s and made one of their greatest and most polarizing musical statements with this song, released the year of Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Anniversary. It actually brings to mind some of the more recent censorship battles we’ve seen in music with Rick Ross and Tyler the Creator, but this is definitely more in line with what some of the members of the band Pussy Riot are going through over in Russia. I wouldn’t mind seeing an entire documentary on this musical history moment, being that I’m becoming more and more enthralled with the era of punk rock and everything it did in the late 70s.

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