Sex Pistols reissue "God Save The Queen"

The Sex Pistols have reissued "God Save The Queen" on a limited-edition 7" picture disc to celebrate the song's 35th anniversary. From the official Sex Pistols site:

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Originally released on May 27th 1977, during the Queen's Silver Jubilee, 'God Save The Queen' made its mark in history. The BBC amongst others refused to play it and although it technically out-sold the Number 1 record of the week (The First Cut is the Deepest by Rod Stewart) 'GSTQ' peaked at Number 2 in the singles charts. The powers-that-be refused to acknowledge it but the Sex Pistols were Number 1.

On the Jubilee holiday itself, June 7th 1977, the Sex Pistols arranged their own Jubilee tribute with a boat trip along the River Thames in full view of the Houses of Parliament. After playing a handful of songs Police boarded the boat and arrested several people; including the band's then manager Malcolm McLaren.

"God Save The Queen picture disc 7""

"Sex Pistols' John Lydon: 'I'd like to have a cake fight with the Queen'" (NME)

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