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