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Devon Libraries invite you to an exclusive evening with Sex Pistols star John Lydon

Posted on 19 Jul 2016

Devon Libraries in association with British Library Live are pleased to invite you to a live screening of this exclusive event with John Lydon on Friday 24th June from 7.00 to 8.30pm.

John will be interviewed by BBC 6 Music’s host Stuart Maconie which will be broadcast live from the British Library in London. Exeter Library will be hosting the event and tickets are available free of charge, in advance, from the Library or via Eventbrite http://bit.ly/22Y0g1F.

John Lydon has secured prime position among the most recognisable icons in music history. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols, the world’s most notorious band, who shot to fame in the mid-1970s with singles such as ‘Anarchy in the UK’ and ‘God Save the Queen’. Via both his music and invective, he spearheaded a generation of young people across the world who were clamouring for change – and found it in the style and attitude of this most unlikely figurehead.

With his next band, Public Image Ltd (PiL), Lydon expressed a constant need to reinvent himself. From their beginnings in 1978, he set the template for a band that continues to challenge and thrive today.

Lydon has remained a compelling and dynamic figure – both as a musician and thanks to his outspoken, controversial, yet always heartfelt and honest statements, as a cultural commentator.

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library’s collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. Up to 10 million people visit the British Library website – www.bl.uk – every year where they can view up to 4 million digitised collection items and over 40 million pages.

Join us for what will be an amazing evening with one of the UK’s most iconic musicians.

Refreshments will be available from a cash bar on arrival at 6.30pm.

For more details visit www.devonlibraries.org.uk. Tickets from Eventbrite http://bit.ly/22Y0g1F

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