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Who is Johnny Rotten?

John Joseph Lydon also known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer of the late-1970s British punk band the Sex Pistols, which lasted from 1975 until 1978, and again for various revivals during the 1990s and 2000s. He is also the lead singer of post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL), which he founded and fronted from 1978 until 1993, and again since 2009.

Birth nameJohn Joseph Lydon
Also known asJohnny Rotten
Born31 January 1956 (age 66)
Holloway, London, England
GenresPunk rock post-punk alternative dance
Years active1975–present

Johnny Rotten Biography, Wikipedia

John Joseph Lydon aka Johnny Rotten was born in London on 31 January 1956. His parents, Eileen Lydia who died in 1978, and John Christopher Lydon, were working-class emigrants from Ireland who moved into a two-room Victorian flat in Benwell Road, in the Holloway area of north London. The flat is adjacent to the Highbury Stadium, the former home of Premier League football club Arsenal F.C. of which Lydon has been an avid fan since the age of four.

At the age of seven, Johnny Rotten contracted spinal meningitis and spent a year in St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey, London. Throughout the entire experience, he suffered from hallucinations, nausea, headaches, periods of coma, and a severe memory loss that lasted for four years, whilst the treatments administered by the nurses involved drawing fluid out of his spine with a surgical needle, leaving him with a permanent spinal curvature.

Johnny Rotten was kicked out of school at age fifteen after a run-in with a teacher, and went on to attend Hackney College, where he befriended John Simon Ritchie, before attending Kingsway College. Johnny Rotten gave Ritchie the nickname “Sid Vicious”, after his parents’ pet hamster. Johnny Rotten and Vicious began squatting in a house in the Hampstead area with a group of ageing hippies and stopped bothering to go to college, which was often far away from where they were living.

Johnny Rotten Career

In 1975, Lydon was among a group of youths who regularly hung around Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s fetish clothing shop SEX. McLaren had returned from a brief stint travelling with American protopunk band the New York Dolls, and he was working on promoting a new band formed by Steve Jones, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook called the Sex Pistols. McLaren was impressed with Lydon’s ragged look and unique sense of style, particularly his orange hair and modified Pink Floyd T-shirt (with the band members’ eyes scratched out and the words I Hate scrawled in felt-tip pen above the band’s logo).

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In 1993, Lydon’s first autobiography, Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, was published. Aided by Keith and Kent Zimmerman, and featuring contributions from figures including Paul Cook, Chrissie Hynde, Billy Idol and Don Letts, the work covered his life up until the collapse of the Sex Pistols. In September 2009, it was announced that PiL would reform, including earlier members Bruce Smith and Lu Edmonds, for a number of Christmas concerts in the UK.

In 2021, Lydon competed in season six of The Masked Singer as the wild card contestant “Jester” which was the show’s second human character after Larry the Cable Guy’s wild card character “Baby”. He was eliminated alongside Natasha Bedingfield as “Pepper”.

Johnny Rotten Wife, Family

Lydon is married to Nora Forster, a publishing heiress from Germany. He was the stepfather of Forster’s daughter Ari Up.

Hidden Story Behind Johnny Rotten’s Stage Name

Johnny Rotten explained the origin of his stage name, Johnny Rotten, in a Daily Telegraph feature interview in 2007: he was given the name in the mid-1970s, when his lack of oral hygiene led to his teeth turning green. One version says the name came from the Sex Pistols’ guitarist Steve Jones, who saw Johnny Rotten teeth and exclaimed, “You’re rotten, you are!”

In 2008, Johnny Rotten had extensive dental work performed in Los Angeles, at a reported cost of US$22,000. He explained that it was not done out of vanity: “It was necessity … all those rotten teeth were seriously beginning to corrupt my system”.

Johnny Rotten’s Net Worth

Johnny Rotten has possession of around $2 Million.

Johnny Rotten Personal Life

In 2018, Johnny Rotten revealed that Forster was in the mid-stages of Alzheimer’s disease. In June 2020, Johnny Rotten said that he had become full-time carer for his wife as her condition has been deteriorating. “Nora has Alzheimer’s.

Johnny Rotten has been a fan of Oscar Wilde since he studied his works at school, when he came to the conclusion that “his stuff was fucking brilliant. What an attitude to life!…he turned out to be the biggest poof on earth at a time when that was completely unacceptable. What a genius.”

In 2014 he admitted to spending £10,000 on iPad games.

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How Old is Johnny Rotten?

Johnny Rotten is 66 Years Old.

How tall is Johnny Rotten?

Johnny Rotten is 1.72m tall.

What is the real name of Johnny Rotten?

Johnny Rotten’s real name is John Joseph Lydon