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Sid Vicious' 12 handwritten reasons for loving Nancy Spungen


Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen’s love story is one dripping in infamy and tinged with the heavy cloud of a toxicity unlike any other. But aside from the violence, the drugs and murder, Sid and Nancy seemingly really did love each other.

In 1978 a 20-year-old Sidney decided to profess his love for Spungen via a handwritten note. If you’re expecting a Shakespearean ode then you’re about to be disappointed as we show you ‘What makes Nancy so great by Sidney’.

In that year with the Sex Pistols already crumbling, Sid Vicious’ star was rising and he was one of the most recognisable faces on the planet. The archetypal punk, his drug habit and aggressive nature had made him a posterboy for the disaffected youth. Just as iconic as Vicious’ rake like figure, leather trousers and padlock necklace was the vision of Nancy Spungen hanging on to his arm.

The pair shared a relationship that would see them infatuated with one another. Not happy with any normal relationship the duo worked as a double-act of mayhem, propping the other up as necessary. They were young and without direction, star-crossed lovers in the eyes of many and just a couple of punks in the eyes of more.

As any young lovers do, Spungen and Vicious shared a lot of love notes with one another. When we say “love note” we mean it in the loosest of terms. The short note is 12 handwritten reasons that Sid Vicious thinks Nancy Spungen is so “great”. But be warned, it’s not for the faint-hearted.

You can read the full transcript below but while some of the reasons are totally above board: “Great sense of humour” and “Is extremely smart” others are certainly not. It’s a brief window into their tempestuous relationship that would end with Spungen’s murder and Sid Vicious as the main suspect.

You can see the handwritten note from Sid Vicious on what makes Nancy “so great” below:

Read the full transcript below

What Makes Nancy So Great By Sidney

1 Beautiful
2 Sexy
3 Beautiful figure
4 Great sense of humour
5 Makes extremely interesting conversation
6 Witty
7 Has beautiful eyes
8 Has fab taste in clothes
9 Has the most beautiful wet p**sy in the world
10 Even has sexy feet
11 Is extremely smart
12 A great Hustler