In Photos: London In 1977

Jordan Waite

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, London, 1977
Source Pu Nk And StuffSex Pistols, Westbourne Grove, 1977
Source Old LondonUnderneath the Westway, London, 1977
Source MercSpitalfields, 1977
Source Spitalfields TrustRat Scabies of The Damned, Rainbow Theatre, London, 1977
Source Pu Nk And StuffThe Sex Pistols on Carnaby Street
Source Pu Nk And StuffSilver Jubilee street party June 1977 – Lindrop Street, Fulham
Source LbhflibrariesAnti-fascist demonstration against the National Front, Lewisham, London, 1977 – Lewisham was the scene of a substantial anti-fascist riot.
Source Daily Radical HistoryThe Queen opens the Piccadilly Line extension linking Heathrow Airport with London Underground, 1977
Source Old Pics ArchiveQueen Elizabeth II opening the Piccadilly line extension, 1977
Source LondonhistorianPiccadilly line extension, December 1977
Source LondonhistorianFirst Concorde flight from Heathrow, 1977
Source London PrideBobby Moore, Upton Park, 1977
Source Old LondonDisbrowe Road Silver Jubilee Street Party, June 1977
Source LbhflibrariesPunks at The Roxy Club, London, 1977
Source Pu Nk And StuffLewisham, 1977
Source Old LondonJohnny Rotten stopped by Police, 1977
Source Old LondonSid and Johnny stopped by the police – arrested or autographs? London, 1977
Source Pu Nk And StuffJoe Strummer exchanges shirts with a fan, The Rainbow, London, May 1977
Source Pu Nk And StuffOn a break from recording ‘Pretty Vacant’, The Hope Fitzrovia pub, July 1977
Source Pu Nk And StuffNew Years Day 1977, The Clash played the opening night at punk’s first real venue, The Roxy Club in London
Source Pu Nk And StuffSiouxsie Sioux, Ladbroke Grove, 1977
Source Old Pics ArchiveAri Up performing with The Slits, Harlesden Coliseum, 11 March 1977
Source Oil PumpMark Hamill, London, 1977
Source Retro CoLondon Punks, 1977
Source Pu Nk And StuffPunks queuing outside the Rainbow, London, in 1977 to see The Clash and The Jam in concert
Source Pu Nk And StuffKiri te Kanawa singing the title role in Richard Strauss’ Arabella, ROH, 1977
Source RoyaloperahouseThe Roxy Club opens its doors for the first time, 1 January 1977
Source Pu Nk And StuffFulham Broadway, 1977
Source Old LondonMetropolitan Mounted Police, 1977
Source Old LondonRudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn and Frederick Ashton at Royal Ballet Silver Jubilee celebrations, 1977
Source RoyaloperahouseIggy Pop and David Bowie, live at the Rainbow Theatre, London, 7 March 1977
Source Brian EnoScotland fans in Trafalgar Square, 1977
Source Picture This ScotlandBob Marley and friends playing football in Kennington Park, 1977
Source Old Pics ArchivePeople queuing for The Jam and The Clash gig at Rainbow. London, May 1977
Source Pu Nk And StuffRamones playing a New Year’s Eve gig, London, 1977
Source Open CultureHillview Estate squatters, 1977
Source Pu Nk And StuffSex Pistols, London, 1977
Source Retro CoWhite Hart Lane, London, 1977
Source Old LondonPunks draw stares, London, 1977
Source History In SnapsQueen Elizabeth II inspecting London firefighters, 1977
Source London Fire BrigadeMarlborough Street Magistrates Court, 1977
Source Pu Nk And Stuff

Last Updated 05 June 2017

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