While The Ramones may have invented punk rock, the Sex Pistols took it to its extreme, and no one acted or dressed the part more than bassist Sid Vicious. Before joining the Sex Pistols, Sid used to hang out at a clothing shop called SEX, owned by future band manager Malcolm McLaren and designer Vivienne Westwood. It was here that he met his future bandmates and developed a style that matched the filth and the fury that defined the Sex Pistols.
And lucky he did, since his bass skills were not at the level of his bandmates, and it was his image alone that propped him up as a punk rocker. Vicious was committed to his look 'til the very end, when his suicide note read, "Please bury me next to my baby in my leather jacket, jeans and motorcycle boots."