80s Sid Vicious Mug Shot Boy London t-shirt Small
Chest 17 in.
Length 26 in.
Content: Feels like 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: BOY
From the legendary shop BOY in London comes this super rare Sid Vicious colorized Mug Shot t-shirt from 1979 or 1980. Stemming from his arrest for the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen in 1978, Sid Vicious' mug shot went what was the 1980s equivalent of viral. This colorized version was made by BOY in London, and was made in a very small batch.
Born as John Simon Ritchie, Sid Vicious rose to fame as the bassist for the infamous English punk band the Sex Pistols. While the band was Vicious' claim to fame he was actually hospitalized with hepatitis durng the recording of the Sex Pistols' only studio album Never Mind the Bollocks. So his bass is only partially featured on one song on the album,"Bodies"
During his time with the Sex Pistols, Vicious met Nancy Spungen, a Philadelphia born schizophrenic who traveled to London to experience the height of the punk rock scene. The two fell into a tumultuous love affair which was punctuated with bouts of drug abuse and domestic violence. After the Sex Pistols disbanded, the two moved to New York and lived together in the Hotel Chelsea. Nancy was found dead from a stab wound in 1978 in the couple's room. Vicious was charged with her murder, but he died of a heroin overdose before he could ever be taken to trial.
Fits like a modern unisex adult small. There is small flaw near the collar, see pics.