Sid Vicious, or, Simon John Ritchie, was the bassist for the English punk rock band, The Sex Pistols. The Sex Pistols were an extremely influential band, formed in London in 1974. The other members in the band were Johnny Rotten (vocalist), Steve Jones (guitarist), Paul Cook (drummer), and Glen Matlock (bassit).
Sid Vicious replaced Glen Matlock in 1977. They began the punk rock movement throughout the United Kingdom and inspired a lot of punk rock and alternative rock bands. Their time spent together was two and a half years, during which they released 4 singles and 1 studio album, named Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols. Despite that, they are known to be one of the most influential bands in pop music. The Sex Pistols were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on February 24, 2006, but did not attend the ceremony due to their dislike of the museum. (M-5; D-1)