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Lead singer of the Sex Pistols and PiL grew up in Finsbury Park

JOHN LYDON REVISITS his CHILDHOOD HOME

6 Acre Estate

John Lydon visits home where he grew up in 6 Acre Estate, Finsbury Park

John Lydon talking about his passion for libraries

John Lydon's tour of London

John Lydon/Johnny Rotten

John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) grew up in 6 Acres Estate, Finsbury Park.

"Born, 31 January 1956, London, England …to Irish parents, the eldest of three brothers. John Lydon grew up in a small council flat in Finsbury Park, North London. A melting pot of English, Irish, Scottish, West Indian, Turkish and Greek immigrants… "

(Source: johnlydon.com)

From humble beginnings he became the lead-singer of the Sex Pistols, and founder of PiL. A man of integrity, Johnny has been a major influence, inspiring people to rail against authority and to be themselves.

The video, top-left, is a fascinating and moving account of John revisiting his childhood home.

The audio-clip, recorded for National Libraries Day, is John's passionate endorsment of libraries (see:Libraries in Finsbury Park).

The bottom video is Johnny Rotten's tour of London. He makes some interesting points about London, and the social effect of buildings. Characteristically getting straight to the heart of the matter, he declares:

"…every social unrest is down to an architect'

Back in 1976, he wrote:

"…your future dream is a shopping scheme",

predicting how London is being sold off to the highest bidder, with the inevitable 'retail opportunities'.

Anarchy in the UK, Sex Pistols video here

PiL website: pilofficial.com

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