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Sid Vicious Net Worth

Sid Vicious Net Worth is
$400,000

Sid Vicious Biography

Born John Simon Ritchie on the 10th May 1957 in Lewisham, London, England, he was best known to the world as punk legend Sid Vicious, and will be remembered as bassist and vocalist of the famous punk rock band Sex Pistols. His career started in the mid- 70s, and ended with his premature death in 1979.

Have you ever wondered how rich Sid Vicious was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Vicious’ net worth is as high as $400,000, an amount earned through his career as a musician.

Sid Vicious Net Worth $400,000

Sid was the son of John and Anne Ritchie. His father was a guardsman at Buckingham Palace, and also played trombone but without major success. Soon after Sid was born, he and his mother moved to Ibiza, with his father soon joining them, however, he neglected his family and Anne then married Christopher Beverley. Unfortunately, Christopher was struck by cancer and soon died, in 1965, and as a result Sid and his mother had to rent a smaller apartment. Sid went to Sandown Court School, and then in 1971 he and his mother moved to Hackney, in east London, and after high school, Sid enrolled at Hackney Technical College, where he met John Lydon, with whom he would later play in the Sex Pistols. The two became quite close friends, and John even gave him the nickname Sid Vicious, after Sid was bitten by John’s pet hamster, which was named Sid.

Sid was slowly introduced to the music scene of London, firstly as a tambourine player on the streets with Lydon, playing Alice Cooper covers for money. Then in 1976 he joined Flowers of Romance, a punk band, on saxophone and as a singer, with Keith Levene among other members, and played drums for Siouxsie and the Banshees. Furthermore, he was considered as the new singer for the band Damned, however, he didn’t show at audition, and Dave Vanian was selected as the singer. He angry confronted Dave, stating that he hid information about the upcoming audition from him, and even confronted Dave at one of the Damned’s live shows, throwing glass at Dave, but he missed and instead, hit the pillar which caused glass to break and deflect, hitting a girl in the crowd, blinding her in one eye. As a result, Sid was arrested the next day and spent some time at Ashford Remand Centre, a prison for male juveniles.

In 1977 Sid joined punk rock band the Sex Pistols, following the leaving of Glen Matlock. However, he didn’t contribute much to the band, due to his drug abuse and consequent hospitalization. Nevertheless, he is credited as a bass player on their debut album “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols” in 1977. While a part of the Sex Pistols, he met Nancy Spungen, and the two became a couple; their relationship lasted until her death in 1978, when she was allegedly stabbed in abdomen by Sid, apparently, as he was charged for her murder. He then attempted to kill himself several times, but was stopped every time. He continued with drug overdose, but managed to recover and was clean several months prior to his death.

Unfortunately, on the 1st February 1979, Sid gathered with friends, including Jerry Only, bassist of the Misfits, and Howie Pyro, also a bassist, to celebrate his release from prison. The night was fatal for Sid, as he was found dead by his mother the next morning, who had allegedly supplied him with drugs over the years.

Following his death, Sid became a legend immediately; although his contribution to music wasn’t on a high level, he was glorified by some for his attitude on the stage and life on the whole.
There are several posthumous releases of Sid’s recordings, including “Sid Sings” (1979), “Better” (2001), “Sid Lives” (2007), and “Chaos and Disorder Tapes”, released in 2008.

Last couple of years of his life and relationship with Nancy Spungen were portrayed in the biopic “Sid and Nancy” in 1986, starring Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb playing the titular characters..

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Quick Facts

Full NameSid Vicious
Net Worth$400,000
Date Of BirthMay 10, 1957
DiedFebruary 2, 1979, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of BirthLewisham, London, United Kingdom
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight143.8 kg
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Songwriter, Composer, Bassist
EducationHackney College
NationalityBritish
ParentsJohn Ritchie, Anne Beverley
NicknamesJohn Simon Ritchie , Vicious, Sid , The Sex Pistols , John Simon Richie , Simon Ritchie , John Beverley , Spikey John , John Simon Beverley
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/sidviciousmusic
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Vicious
Allmusichttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/sid-vicious-mn0000755312
AwardsNME Award for Most Wonderful Human Being
Music GroupsSex Pistols (1977 – 1978)
MoviesThe Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Vicious' mum Anne Beverley committed suicide in 1996.
2Is portrayed by Gary Oldman in Sid and Nancy (1986)
3His $50,000 bail from the second degree murder charge was revoked when he was arrested for hitting Patti Smith's brother, Todd, with a beer mug one night at a New York club.
4His ashes were scattered on Nancy Spungen's grave by his mother, Ann. Eileen Polk said that Spungen's family would not allow Sid to be buried next to her, despite his request, nor would the Jewish cemetery permit scattering the ashes there. They were escorted through the cemetery and Ann later returned to scatter the ashes in secret.
5Invented the "pogo" dance. Vicious went to a Sex Pistols gig before he joined the band and wanted to get a better look at them so he would jump up and down in a frenzy, and soon it caught on and more and more people did it.
6During the famed summer 1976 "Punk Festival" at London's 100 Club, Vicious became involved in a brawl with another punk, and tossed a beer mug at him. The mug missed, shattered against a pillar, and put a girl's eye out. Vicious was charged, convicted and fined for the incident.
7Was a member of the "Bromley Contingent," a group of young punk fans who followed the Pistols and other punk bands around England.
8Gained the emnity of the Clash's Mick Jones due to his habit of wearing a Nazi Swastika t-shirt. Jones, who is Jewish, and the rest of the Clash vowed they would never appear on stage with the Sex Pistols.
9He was allegedly stunningly musically incompetent, even by punk standards. His bass work was so rudimentary, that it's rumored (and all the members of the band corroborate) that original Sex Pistol bassist Glen Matlock was invited to return to record basslines over Vicious' originals, even though he had left the band under extremely acrimonious circumstances.
10During the filming of Alex Cox's "Sid and Nancy", Sid's mother gave the actor who played Sid (a relative unknown named Gary Oldman) Sid's famous padlock necklace.
11There was no key for his padlock chain necklace.
12His stage name was given to him as a joke, because of his inability to defend himself in a fight. John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) once commented, "Sid couldn't punch his way out of a bag of crisps!"
13Former bassist for the pioneering punk band The Sex Pistols.
14Boyfriend of Nancy Spungen.
15For a short time Sid played drums for Siouxie and the Banshees in the 1970's.
16Murdered his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, in 1978. Trial for the murder began January 2, 1979. Sid died before the trial ended. He confessed to the murder, but from his story and the evidence surrounding the murder scene, it appears she encouraged him to do it.
17On 2 February 1980, in honor of the first anniversary of Sid's death, one thousand punks marched from London's Sloane Square in Chelsea to Hyde Park. His Mother, Anne Beverly, was supposed to have taken part in the proceedings, but she was in the hospital due to a drug overdose.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Spikey hair
2Leather jacket
3The Pogo dance
4His sneer
5Padlock chain worn around his neck given to him by Chrissie Hynde of band The Pretenders


Quotes

#Quote
1[towards the end of the Sex Pistols career] "In the end I was the only one with any anarchy left in me."
2[Talking about joining the Sex Pistols] I was getting my own group together; "The Flowers of Romance", and John (Lydon) said to me - there was this big hoo-haa, and Malcolm was saying "it's all a big secret man, you know. Come down to this pub at such-and-such", and I thought they were gonna do me over cos I didn't turn up to one of Rotten's parties or something - he gets touchy over things like that. And they said "do you wanna play bass for The Sex Pistols?"
3When there are no more categorizations; when there are no more "niggers", when there are no more "whites", when there's just "people", you know, when there's no more "punks" when there's no more "dirt", that is when everything is gonna be OK.
4On John Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten: "John's just jealous because I'm the brains of the group. I've written all the songs, even from the beginning when I wasn't in the group."
5On what EMI thought the Sex Pistols were: "We weren't the nice boys they thought we were. And, we weren't nice boys, we were fuckin' nasty little bastards... and we still are.
6I got this feeling I'm gonna die before I get old. I don't know why. I just have this feeling.
7On drugs: "I don't want to be a junkie for the rest of my life. I don't want to be a junkie at all."


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Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CalifornicationTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Punisher '79-822010Short performer: "My Way"
On the Road2003Video documentary short writer: "Holidays in the Sun" - uncredited
The Filth and the Fury2000Documentary writer: "Holidays In The Sun", "Bodies" - as Vicious
Performance and Cocktails: Live at Morfa Stadium1999Video writer: "Holidays in the Sun" - as Vicious
The Astronaut's Wife1999performer: "My Way"
Goodfellas1990performer: "My Way"
Fame1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sid and Nancy1986writer: "Holidays In The Sun" - as Vicious
D.O.A.1980Documentary writer: "Holidays in the Sun", "Bodies"
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video1979performer: "My Way"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle1980The Gimmick

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
D.O.A.1980DocumentaryHimself
Punk and Its Aftershocks1980DocumentaryHimself (as The Sex Pistols)
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video1979Himself
The Punk Rock Movie from England1978DocumentaryHimself (as The Sex Pistols)
Today1976TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Punk Britannia2012TV Series documentaryHimself
How the Brits Rocked America2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19772012TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cuéntame2010TV SeriesHimself
British Style Genius2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Chelsea on the Rocks2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Por Toda Minha Vida2007TV SeriesHimself
NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Final 242007TV Series documentaryHimself
Joy Division: Under Review2006Video documentaryHimself
John Lydon: The Best of British £1 Notes2005VideoHimself (as The Sex Pistols)
Blood on the Turntable2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Classic Albums: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols2002Video documentaryHimself
Hey! Is Dee Dee Home?2002DocumentaryHimself
Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock West Coast Style2001DocumentaryHimself
25 Years of Punk2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Filth and the Fury2000DocumentaryHimself
Room 1011999TV SeriesHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1979TV SeriesHimself - The Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols Number 11977ShortHimself
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