On this day in 1976, a certain act had its first public performance in front of a small audience at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester. That’s England, not New Hampshire. Here’s the Sex Pistols with “Holidays in the Sun.”

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.