Archaelogists unearth drawings by Sex Pistols on wall of London flat
Doodles on the wall of a London flat where the Sex Pistols used to live has been unearthed by historians. The graffiti, drawn by frontman John Lydon, was discovered in the upper room of a two-storey 19th century property at 6 Denmark Street, which was known as Tin Pan Alley in the 60s, and consists of eight cartoons depicting members of the band and their manager, the late Malcolm McLaren (pictured).
The building is now used as offices, and while historians have know of its previous residents, the drawings were only unearthed following a chance remark on a BBC 6 Music programme, which led to the discovery by Dr John Schofield, from the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, and Paul Graves-Brown, an archaeologist specialising in the contemporary past.
In the spirit of the punk frontrunners, Dr Schofield has courted his own controversy by claiming that the markings discovered on the walls of the flat the group rented in the mid-1970s lend themselves to archaeological investigation as much as drawings made by early humans in the caves of Lascaux in southern France....
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