History of Rock & Roll
Sid Vicious in History of Rock & Roll
Sid Vicious (1957-1979) was a drummer for Siouxsie & the Banshees and subsequently, a bassist for the British punk rock group the Sex Pistols, which formed in 1975. Vicious replaced the band's original bassist Glen Matlock in 1977. Just one year later, Vicious would be in jail for murder.
On 12 October 1978, Vicious, a heroin addict, stabbed girlfriend Nancy Spungeon to death in their room at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City. Four months later, Vicious would die of a heroin overdose while out on bail.