Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WACKY WEDNESDAY: The Record Shows He Took The Blows ... Happy Birthday, Sid


Sid Vicious would have been 60 years old today.

But he didn't make it. He barely made it to the age of 21.

Still, today let's celebrate the crazy spirit of Sid. He indeed was something else.



Johnny Rotten sang this with The Sex Pistols. But Sid sang it as an original member of The Monkees (FAKE NEWS!)



Now here's something different: A pretty, heartfelt song about Sid & Nancy, "Room 100" by Florida Rocker Ronnie Elliott.



But Paul Anka wrote the best tribute:

For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way!


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