TOO FAST TO LIVE

On this day in 1979, 21-year-old punk legend and Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious – passed away following an alleged heroin overdose in New York.

 Has it really been 37 years?

“I got this feeling I’m gonna die before I get old. I don’t know why. I just have this feeling” – Sid Vicious

The Birth Certificate of Simon John Ritchie, May 10th 1957, Lewisham Hospital, Lewisham, London
Anne Ritchie & Infant Sid
Schoolboy Sid
Teenage Sid
A Teenage Sid in flares and David Bowie T-Shirt – 1972
Sid in London
“WE HAD A DEATH PACT I HAVE TO KEEP MY HALF OF THE BARGAIN. PLEASE BURY ME NEXT TO MY BABY. BURY ME IN MY LEATHER JACKET, JEANS AND MOTOR CYCLE BOOTS … GOODBYE”
Sid on Stage
The Sun February 3rd 1979
February 2nd 1979

Images Courtesy of ‘The Sid Vicious Family Album’ – Ann Beverley/Virgin Books 1980

29 thoughts on “TOO FAST TO LIVE

  1. I was not old enough to remember what I was doing when JFK died but I was in the record department (remember those) in Woolies on Oxford Street when we heard on the news that Sid had passed. We all went a bit mental and ended up in the nearest pub which was full to the door with punks and skins hammering on the bar for a drink. I still can’t believe it’s been 37 years already. Will raise a glass (or three) at the same pub tonight if it’s still there. RIP Sid keep giving them hell you really did do it your way X

  2. We are all at ‘That age’ now Jimmy. A Nice tribute to the forever young Sid Vicious. I wonder if a certain John Lydon will make an appearance on the BBC. RIP.

  3. I’m scratching my old brain cells here but I’m sure I have read an online report that he was murdered for some reason. Can’t recall the source (not of importance to me at the time) or the details, but it quoted some convincing evidence. Something to do with another person in the place where he took his “overdose”.

      1. No, it was, IIRC, an older guy who was a dealer, but there was a suggestion of cover-up or lack of a true investigation by the cops. As I say, it was a while ago that I read it.

  4. I read somewhere that Mick Jagger put up Sid’s bail money when he was arrested for murder in New York

  5. If Sid hadn’t met Nancy Spunkbubble he may not have got hooked on smack & ended up dead at 21.

    It could have been worse if he was still alive and was doing I’m a celebrity or butter adverts like that fat fucker John Rotten.

    1. Can you make that the last time you post Sorcha Faal links here please OG.

      It’s one of the most blatantly obvious disinformation sites online – and the Outlaw wants no connection with it in any way, shape or form.

      Any other links are fine.

      Cheers.

      1. OK. NO MORE SORCHA FAAL; BUT HAVE A READ OF THIS. UNDERSTAND I’VE BEEN FOLLOWING THE HILLARY EMAIL SAGA RIGHT FROM THE MOMENT IT BROKE OUT. THAT’S WHY I DECIDED THE S.F. ARTICLE COULD WELL BE TRUE, ESPECIALLY SINCE ALL WESTERN MEDIA APPEAR TO BE UNDER ORDERS TO SMEAR & ATTACK RUSSIA & PUTIN:-

        THESMOKINGGUN.COM

        1. If you can find anything solid regarding the rumours of ‘Vote Rigging’ in IOWA where Hilary scraped through as the democrat nominee earlier this week, that would be useful OG.

          1. Well yes; I did come across a post about this involving a c-span video, but I didn’t post it because I never thought for one moment it would be of interest to you or any other Brits.

            IIRC it involved the incorrect counting of delegates at the Iowa caucus, such that Bernie’s delegates were counted only once But Hillarie’s were counted more than once. In some cases, twice. It was a c-span video. I’ll try to find it, (Do forgive my negligence & failure to realise your deep interest in this matter which I had never before suspected)

          2. The Outlaw has a large and regular American readership OG, and as many of us of a certain age are only too aware of, when America catches a cold, the UK and Europe start sneezing soon after.

        2. OG, Larry Nichols the old Clinton insider has a very interesting take on Hillary’s E-Mails. I don’t know if he’s truthful or not because he is a bad un too. Quite surprised they would let him live tbh.

  6. Would the last person in Sydney please turn the lights out?

    (Nanny state – Australia):-

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    THIS IS NOT “ANCIENT HISTORY”. READ THIS:-

    “The following is an excerpt of a speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the subject of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its central leader, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, specifically on the nationalities policies of Lenin and the governments he led.”:-

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    Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America:-

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    1. Following on from OG’s post about Sydney being beaten to a pulp by the PC fun bashers stick, which is really sad to learn, it was once such an amazing vibrant, fun place to be – at least they are not being held to ransom by the bleating mass of ‘asylum seekers’ who seem to believe that every other country owes them the earth, but not their own countries.

      REUTERS.COM

  7. Don’t know about Sydney but writing this from a great pub in downtown Canberra…. A lovely city in a great country. Old Git should stop being so fecking patronising…. Many people in the UK take an interest in world politics and some of us even know more than he does if the bombastic Git even realised it!!

    It’s great here in Aussie land but still can’t wait to get back to Wales…… 6 nations, Cheltenham races, FA Cup etc…… and of course Wetherspoons!!

    g’day to you all

    1. Lol, You coming back here? Watch the sport on SKY mate, then you don’t have to come back to this $#!t hole. If I got to Australia I’d claim friggin asylum to stay there lol. Couldn’t stay too long in a city though, I’d have to be out in the Bush most of the time.

      1. Me too Mike, I’d claim persecution from David Cameron or just go walkabout 😀
        I didn’t spend much time in the city, most of the time I spent in the suburbs which backed onto bush as far as the eye could see. Magical stuff.

  8. ‘Putin’s World Is Open to All Who Wish to Belong’:-

    SPUTNIKNEWS.COM

    The Vaccine Hoax is Over. Documents from UK reveal 30 Years of Coverup:-

    NSNBC.ME

    “Several key supply routes of the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front have reportedly been destroyed by the Syrian Army in an area of Aleppo Province which borders Turkey.”:-

    SPUTNIKNEWS.COM

    HOLLYWOOD MIGHT MAKE A FILM ABOUT THIS – BUT NOT IN HOLLYWOOD. SOON TO BE TOO DANGEROUS:-

    Radiation Alert: L.A. Gas Well Spewing LETHAL LEVELS Of Breathable Nuclear Material: “Fukushima Class Disaster”:-

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  9. PLEASE NOTE;NOT AS WILD & WACKEY AS SORCHA FAAL,BUT YOU’LL GET SOMETHING FROM THIS:-

    Microsoft Fraud is Hillary-Bush Fraud:-

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    THIS MIGHT AFFECT RUSSIA’S HELP TO SYRIA:-
    Russia Cries Dyadya (Uncle), Is Saudi Arabia Listening?:-

    OILPRICE.COM

    “It has become commonplace among Washington’s policymakers to accuse Russia of attempts to “humiliate” the US in Syria, CIA veteran Philip Giraldi notes, referring to their “apparent willingness” to put US troops on the ground in Syria against both the government and Daesh (Islamic State/ISIL) forces.”:-

    SPUTNIKNEWS.COM

  10. Y’wanna join in a chorus
    Of the Amerasian blues?
    When it’s Christmas out in Ho Chi Minh City
    Kiddie say papa papa papa papa papa-san take me home
    See me got photo photo
    Photograph of you and Mamma Mamma Mamma-san
    Of you and Mamma Mamma Mamma-san
    Lemme tell ya ’bout your blood bamboo kid.
    It ain’t Coca-Cola it’s rice.

    YOUTUBE

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