1976 is probably best remembered for its massive heat wave and huge drought. In London, the summer's Notting Hill Carnival was not a success, as 100 police officers and 60 carnival-goers were injured during riots.
1976 also saw the emergence of punk. In September 1976, the 100 Club played host to the first punk festival, helping push the movement from the underground into the mainstream; in December, the Sex Pistols' profanity strewn appearance on Bill Grundy's TV show brought the band public notoriety.
Elsewhere, London had a brand new National Theatre on the Southbank, and witnessed Concorde's first commercial flight taking off from London Heathrow.
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