Classic Rock‘s Today’s Memory
Sex Pistols’ God Save the Queen
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7th June 1977… „There was no #1 that week in the UK charts”
England Silver Jubilee Jun. 7th 1977 : The Queen of England „Queen Elizabeth II” celebrates 25 years as the monarch and more than one million people line the streets of London to watch the Royal Family on their way to St Paul’s at the start of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations.
„God Save the Queen” is a song by the British punk rock band the Sex Pistols. It was released as the band’s second single and was later included on their only album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols. The song was released during Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. The record’s lyrics, as well as the cover, were controversial at the time, and both the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority refused to play the song.
The song reached number one on the NME charts in the United Kingdom, but only made it to number two on the official UK Singles Chart as used by the BBC. This led to accusations by some that the charts had been „fixed” to prevent the song from reaching number one.