1976 to 1978
May 10, 1957 in Lewisham
February 2, 1979
London, England, United Kingdom
Sid Vicious (born John Simon Ritchie, 10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979) was an English bassist and vocalist, most famous as a member of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols. Vicious joined the Sex Pistols in early 1977 to replace Glen Matlock, who had fallen out of favour with the rest of the group. Due to intravenous drug use, Vicious was hospitalised with hepatitis during the recording of the band's only studio album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. Accordingly, his bass is only partially featured on one song from the album.