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