God Save the Queen-The 40 Years of Punk Anthem-by Min Wang

Michigan State University Study Abroad - Mass Media 2017


Now the address is the home of Leicester Square,  people passing by as usual to this cinema right next to China Town in London. But only a few know the little history behind it – those loyal punk fans, in March 1977 Notre Dame Hall played host to the Sex Pistols first performance with their new bassist: Sid Vicious.

“Things would never be the same after he joined the band.”

You may not know about Sex Pistols but you must hear of God Save the Queen, not the national anthem. It’s also the anthem for Britsh punk rock. The same titled song as an arena that connected punk rock to politics, rebellion, and culture, became an anthem all over the world ever since it released.

The content and its anarchism undertone which critiques Queen Elizabeth II quickly made the band public enemy, following headline like “The Filth and the Fury, ”…

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