Nancy Spungen’s Death Turns 30
Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 07:30 k
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If you’re like me, you became obsessed with Punk and the whole Sid and Nancy thing at a young age. My entree into this obsession started in 7th grade with a book by Deborah Spungen called And I Don’t Want to Live This Life, which chronicled her daughter’s short, violent and misunderstood life. Since then, I’ve remained fascinated, and I love that you can now find a decent amount of footage of Nancy on YouTube.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Nancy’s murder in the Chelsea Hotel.  At the time of her death, it was believed that she was killed by Sid Vicious, who confessed to the crime,  but in years since that scenario has come into doubt.  There’s even a documentary by British writer Alan Parker called Who Killed Nancy? currently in production as well as a film by Abel Ferrara called Chelsea on the Rocks that has been well received at film festivals and is said to touch on the subject.

But the whole reason I wrote this post is to let you know that there’s an article in New York Magazine about Nancy Spungen that’s pretty interesting–there’s not much new information in it, and I don’t agree with the writer’s characterization of her mother, but it’s still a good read.  You can see it here.



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I’m very obsessed with punk VERY!! So I’m Luvin this post lots! Have you read a book by Jon Savage? Great if you adore Punk!


Comment by prettyneons

I had mixed feelings about that article..

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