From London. John Simon Ritchie was the original drummer for Siouxsie & The Banshees and had formed his own band, The Flowers Of Romance, when he was approached to join The Sex Pistols as a replacement for the fired Glen Matlock. While adding much to the band's nihilistic image, he was kicked out of the band which caused bandmate Johnny Rotten to quit as well, starting the end of The Sex Pistols. Relocating to New York City and seriously addicted to drugs, he overdosed while aboard an airplane en route to his new home. In New York he played with many local punk legends in one off gigs designed only to pay bills and score drugs with. At the time of his death, Sid was out on bail and awaiting trial for the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. A fairly accurate picture of the story can be viewed in the bio-movie "Sid And Nancy". Sid died of a heroin overdose February 2, 1979. His mother Ann Beverly chose the same way out in 1996. Sid's most popular recording is his interpretation of the song "My Way" from the movie "The Great Rock And Roll Swindle". Solo albums by Sid are all poorly recorded epitaphs of his New York club gigs. 1978.
see SEX PISTOLS, SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES.
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