The Sex Pistols were a punk band from London. They initiated the punk movement in the UK, inspiring many punk rock bands and later alternative musicians. Despite a career of just two and half years resulting in four singles and the album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music.
God Save the Queen was the second single by the Sex Pistols. It was during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. Due to the controversial lyrics and cover the both the BBC and the IBA refused to play the song. Despite that it still charted at #1 in the NME charts and at #2 in the official UK Singles chart. This led to accusations of chart fixing to prevent the single becoming #1.