Vivid Photos From London’s Punk Past

As Punk hits 40, with the revolution starting back in 1976, we take a look back through some of the most vibrant pictures of the era!

1.

Philip Grey/PYMCA

Blondie at the Roundhouse on 5 March, 1977, their first major headlining UK tour.

2.

Ted Polhemus/PYMCA

King’s Road, some time in the 1970s.

3.

Philip Grey/PYMCA

The Mo-dettes on Denmark Street, 1979.

Philip Grey/PYMCA

Toyah Wilcox in Battersea, 1979.

6.
Chris Parker/PYMCA

Punk girls by the Thames, 1980.

10.

Clare Muller/PYMCA

Punk gig, 1981.

11.

Clare Muller/PYMCA

JoBoxers in a café, 1980s.

12.

Ted Polhemus/PYMCA

King’s Road, 1980s.

Clare Muller/PYMCA

Philip Grey/PYMCA

Viv Albertine of the Slits and Dennis Morris of Basement 5. 1980.

16.

PYMCA

Scala Cinema bar, 1980.

Clare Muller/PYMCA

 Paul Simonon of the Clash, 1981.

19.

Clare Muller/PYMCA

Legendary Soho clubnight promoter Gaz Mayall at a Bodysnatchers gig, 1981.

Clare Muller/PYMCA

Clare Mullar/PYMCA

Ian Dury (top) and the Pogues’ Shane MacGowan, 1982.

22.

Ted Polhemus/PYMCA

King’s Road, 1983.

24.

Ted Polhemus/PYMCA

King’s Road, 1983.

29.
Chris Parker/PYMCA

Matt Belgrano, the punk off the London postcards, with a royal guardsman in 1986.

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