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

London, 1979. LNA/Evening Standard / Getty Images

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

England, 1980. John Minihan / Getty Images

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

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

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

London, 1983. REX USA/Nils Jorgensen

Sweden, 1977. Keystone / Getty Images

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

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

Sweden, 1977. Keystone/Hulton Archive / Getty Images

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

London, 1983. REX USA/Nils Jorgensen

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

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


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

England, 1980. REX USA/Nick Rogers


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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