Thirty-four years ago today rock music changed forever. In a tiny hall in Manchester, England’s former industrial powerhouse, the Sex Pistols exploded onto the stage in front of fewer than forty people – or did they? The two gigs the band played within a few short weeks have become shrouded in legend. Who went to which one? Who played first? It’s even become the subject of books, films and TV documentaries in the years since.
Last.fm Trends decided to dig a little deeper and find out who the most-played artist to come out of the shows really is…
It’s probably no surprise that The Smiths come out on top. With a string of hits as well as the kind of indie-cred that still gets them cited as heroes, it would take a lot for another band to top their scrobbling success.
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