19 Filthy, Furious Vintage Photos Of Early Punk

Think your studded leather jacket is cool? A look into the beginnings of punk culture and style.

London, 1983. REX USA/Nils Jorgensen

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London, 1979. LNA/Evening Standard / Getty Images

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Vandalizing a jukebox, 1979. REX USA/David Bagnall / Rex

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England, 1980. John Minihan / Getty Images

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Johnny Ramone performing with the Ramones, 1977. Ian Dickson/REX USA

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Joe Strummer and Mick Jones performing with The Clash in the mid-’70s. REX USA/Ray Stevenson

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Joey Ramone of the Ramones, 1977. Ian Dickson/REX USA

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London, 1983. REX USA/Nils Jorgensen

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Sweden, 1977. Keystone / Getty Images

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Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones performing with the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club in London, 1976. Ray Stevenson/REX USA

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Siouxsie Sioux, Philip Salon, Debbie Juvenile, Simon Barker, Steve Severin, Berlin, Soo Catwoman, Sharon Hayman, and Linda Ashby of the Bromley Contingent at Linda Ashby’s flat, 1976. Ray Stevenson/REX USA

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Sweden, 1977. Keystone/Hulton Archive / Getty Images

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Outside the Rainbow Theatre in London, 1977. Chris Moorhouse/Evening Standard / Getty Images

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London, 1983. REX USA/Nils Jorgensen

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At a protest in England, 1983. REX USA/Mike Hollist/Associated Newspapers / Rex

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Stiv Bators performing with the Dead Boys at the Roundhouse in London, 1975. REX USA/Ray Stevenson

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Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, 1977. REX USA/Clifford Ling / Associated Newspapers / Rex

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England, 1980. REX USA/Nick Rogers

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Due to a factual error in the metadata of The Clash image, the date was changed to mid-’70s. An earlier version of this post said 1975. (h/t: Jennifer Knopf Bernstein)

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