LONDON, 26 Nov. /Offset. TASS Maxim Ryzhkov/. A collection of memorabilia associated with legends of punk rock – band Sex Pistols, was demonstratively burned in the British capital. It set fire to the owner, businessman Joe Corre – the son of famous fashion designer punk style Vivienne Westwood and the late Sex Pistols Manager Malcolm McLaren. According to experts, the value of the destroyed collection is from 5 million to 10 million pounds ($ a 6.2-12.4 million).
the Rally, which was attended Westwood, was arranged to protest against the current music mainstream and timed to celebrate the 40th anniversary since the release of the iconic song “Anarchy in the U. K.”, which became the debut single of. Intentions Korra has been criticized by fans of the Sex Pistols, as well as former members of the team. So, his frontman John Lydon, better known by his stage name as johnny rotten, has offered to sell the collection at auction and remit the collected funds to charity, and guitarist Glen Matlock compared the action with the burning of books by the Nazis. However, the owner of the memorabilia was adamant and specifically carry out the plan on the boat, sailing on the Thames, so that no one could stop him.
“Who in the end will it all become? Sooner or later all this will be on the wall of a banker. Here’s who will buy it, and that I was not too satisfactory. I think that fans of the group were confused, but they do not interest me,” said the owner of the collection.
“Why should I have to give it to them? After all, they are just conformists in other clothes,” explained their actions to Korra, who said that “punk died”, but because there is nothing to keep all that associated with it.
among the burned was made Westwood garments musicians, including pants Rotten, rare group records, vinyl discs, posters and other artifacts. The rally legends collection fire was specially recorded live, and dedicated to her documentary will be used as visual AIDS for young people and as a propaganda tool in the fight against climate change and actions that are detrimental to the environment.