In Photos: London In 1977

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In Photos: London In 1977

More than a million Londoners lined the streets to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977. It was also the first year that you could take the tube to Heathrow and then fly to New York on Concorde — both the Piccadilly line extension and this coveted air route made their debut this year. Meanwhile, the punk movement was alive and kicking, with rockers drawing odd stares from passersby.

Jordan, Tracie O'Keefe and Vivienne Westwood
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People queuing for The Jam and The Clash gig at Rainbow. London, May 1977
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Sex Pistols, Westbourne Grove
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White Hart Lane,1977
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Iggy Pop and David Bowie, live at the Rainbow Theatre, 7 March 1977
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The Queen opens the Piccadilly Line extension linking Heathrow Airport with London Underground, 1977
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London Punks
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Ari Up performing with The Slits, Harlesden Coliseum, 11 March 1977
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Kiri te Kanawa singing the title role in Richard Strauss' Arabella, ROH, 1977
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Lewisham, 1977
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Spitalfields
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Punks queuing outside the Rainbow to see The Clash and The Jam in concert
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The Sex Pistols on Carnaby Street
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Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn and Frederick Ashton at Royal Ballet Silver Jubilee celebrations, 1977
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Siouxsie Sioux, Ladbroke Grove, 1977
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Sex Pistols
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Punks at The Roxy Club
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Piccadilly line extension, December 1977
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Bob Marley and friends playing football in Kennington Park, 1977
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Rat Scabies of The Damned, Rainbow Theatre, London, 1977
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New Years Day 1977, The Clash played the opening night at punk's first real venue, The Roxy Club
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Hillview Estate squatters, 1977
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Silver Jubilee street party June 1977 - Lindrop Street, Fulham
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Underneath the Westway, 1977
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Metropolitan Mounted Police, 1977
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Disbrowe Road Silver Jubilee Street Party, June 1977
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First Concorde flight from Heathrow, 1977
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The Roxy Club opens its doors for the first time, 1 January 1977
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Queen Elizabeth II opening the Piccadilly line extension, 1977
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Johnny Rotten and Malcolm McLaren outside Marlborough Street Magistrates Court
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Punks draw stares
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Johnny Rotten stopped by Police, 1977
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Scotland fans in Trafalgar Square, 1977
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Mark Hamill, 1977
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On a break from recording Pretty Vacant at The Hope pub in Fitzrovia, July 1977
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Bobby Moore, Upton Park, 1977
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Sid and Johnny stopped by the police - arrested or autographs?
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Anti-fascist demonstration against the National Front in Lewisham, 1977 - Lewisham was the scene of a substantial anti-fascist riot.
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Fulham Broadway
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Joe Strummer exchanges shirts with a fan, The Rainbow
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Queen Elizabeth II inspecting London firefighters, 1977
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Last Updated 28 February 2018