The Sex Pistols open for Eddie & the Hot Rods at the Marquee. It's the band's first public London date. Under a headline, "Don't look over your shoulder but the Sex Pistols are coming", journalist Neil Spencer refers to their "60's styled white punk rock". He also reports Steve Jones' comment that "Actually, we're not into music, we're into chaos", in the 'NME'.
The Sex Pistols play at London aesthete Andrew Logan's Valentine's Ball.
Future Buzzcocks Howard Trafford (Devoto) and Pete McNiesh (Shelley) drive down to High Wycombe to see the Sex Pistols.
The Sex Pistols play the relatively prestigious 100 Club in Central London. They respond with a suitably chaotic set.
The Sex Pistols play the first night of a residency at the El Paradiso club in Soho, London. Rotten tells 'Sounds': "I hate shit. I hate hippies and what they stand for. I hate long hair. I hate pub bands . . . I want people to see us and start something, or else I'm just wasting my time".
A Sex Pistols' appearance at the Nashville, London, generates an 'NME' mini-feature after a fight breaks out.
The Sex Pistols return to the 100 Club and begin a Tuesday night residency.
The Sex Pistols record a session with guitarist/producer Chris Spedding.
The Sex Pistols play Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall, a show organised by Devoto and Shelley. Less than 100 people turn up - more than 1,000 later claim to have been there.
The Clash debut at the Black Swan, Sheffield, opening for the Sex Pistols.
Another new name is unveiled at a Sex Pistols' gig. This time, it's the Damned at the 100 Club, boasting a drummer known as Scabies - Rat Scabies.
The first punk fanzine, 'Sniffin' Glue . . . And Other Rock'n'Roll Habits' launches. Edited by former bank clerk Mark P(erry), it includes pieces on the Ramones, the Runaways, the Stranglers and Blue Oyster Cult.
Engineer Dave Goodman records the Sex Pistols in the band's Denmark Street rehearsal studio.
Buzzcocks debut at the Sex Pistols' return trip to Manchester.
The Sex Pistols, Clash and Buzzcocks appear at the Screen On The Green in Islington, London.
Sex Pistols play Paris. The so-called Bromley Contingent follow them there.
The Sex Pistols feature on Granada TV's 'So It Goes'.
'Melody Maker' devotes a page devoted to the meaning of Punk Rock.
The 100 Club Punk Festival takes place over two nights. Many first-wave punk bands appear, including Subway Sect, Siouxsie & the Banshees, the Clash, the Sex Pistols, the Stinky Toys, the Damned, the Vibrators and the Buzzcocks. Beer glasses are thrown and the tabloid press pick up on punk's veneer of violence. 'Sounds' and 'Melody Maker' respond with major features on 'punk rock'.
The Sex Pistols sign to EMI for £40,000. A spokesman for the label says: "They've got to happen for all our sakes.".
The Sex Pistols enter Lansdowne Studios with producer Dave Goodman.
They try again, this time with EMI staff producer Mike Thorne.
Now with Chris Thomas at the controls, the Pistols record at Wessex Studios.
Sex Pistols' debut 45, "Anarchy In The U.K.", is 'Sounds' magazine's single of the week.
Punk rock gets the LWT treatment on 'The London Weekend Show', hosted by Janet Street-Porter.
The Sex Pistols' show at Lancaster Poly is banned by authorities who don't want "that sort of filth in the town limits".
The Sex Pistols appear on the 'Today' show. The host, Bill Grundy: "Say something outrageous." Steve Jones: "You dirty bastard ... You dirty fucker ... What a fuckin' rotter!" The TV station is deluged with complaints, one irate lorry driver puts his foot through his television screen in disgust.
Several dates on the Pistols' proposed 'Anarchy' U.K. tour are cancelled in the wake of tabloid headlines like 'The Filth And The Fury'.
More tour cancellations, as the 'Daily Mail' editorialises under the heading 'Never Mind The Morals Or Standards, The Only Notes That Matter Come In Wads'.
The Sex Pistols refuse to 'audition' for Derby town councillors, who promptly ban that evening's show.
Now trimmed down from 19 dates to just three, the 'Anarchy' tour - featuring the Sex Pistols, the Damned, the Clash and Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers - kicks off at Leeds Poly.
At EMI Records' AGM, chairman Sir John Read admonishes the band and says, "We shall do everything we can to restrain their public behaviour".
The 'Anarchy' tour rolls into Manchester, where the Buzzcocks come on board.
With so many cancellations on the tour, the band return to Manchester's Electric Ballroom - one of the few venues that will accept them.
Paul Cook's mother tells The Daily Mail that Steve is no longer welcome at home. She's going to turn his bedroom into a dining room.