It seems strange to think now that in the late seventies the Sex Pistols were looked on as the ultimate in antichrists whilst the media establishment held the perceived high moral ground. Whilst the Sex Pistols records were banned by the BBC they were employing Sir Jimmy Savile who was the biggest star of the time.

Rotten did the interview with the BBC, who removed the following section which has re-emerged on a reissue of the PiL debut album.

Savile’s exploits were know by insiders and Rotten once told an interview that has recently been uncovered after being cut by the BBC:

“Jimmy Savile was into ‘all sorts of a sick #####’ that ‘we’re not allowed to talk about’…”

He goes on to tell the interviewer that he would like to murder Savile …

 

22 COMMENTS

  1. Very interesting clip and obvious questions as to why the BBC cut it from the interview.
    However, what I find disconcerting, is the fact that John had possibly known about Savile for thirty-five years without saying a word.
    I have a lot of time for John, he’s an original, and, genuinely seems a nice bloke, but surely he could have said something if he was alluding to what is now public knowledge?

  2. “However, what I find disconcerting, is the fact that John had possibly known about Savile for thirty-five years without saying a word.
    I have a lot of time for John, he’s an original, and, genuinely seems a nice bloke, but surely he could have said something if he was alluding to what is now public knowledge” quote from Paul Scott Bates.

    Paul – if John Lydon had “said something” the occult establishment would have made sure that he “met with an accident” and he knew that. The fact that he said as much as it did, and it was recorded, was incredible really.

    To be a celebrity, you have to conform to the “persona” that they give you and you have to relinquish your own mind, and agree to say and be, what they want you to say and be.
    Once you are in that state of being, you won’t stand up for moral values, because you don’t have any. So that is why John “I believe in honesty” did nothing and said nothing.

  3. John probably did say something but the girls that were attacked were ignored why would anyone listen to an anarchist!

  4. Why does this article refer to Saville as Sir? Try Scum Saville, it’s more accurate and anyway gongs/titles are what the establish does for their own, doesn’t mean anyone else has to pay any attention. It’s subservient.

  5. Surely if the bbc edited this interview. Especially the part when he states hes into all sorts of seediness, but were not allowed to talk about it. Makes them accountable. They doctored the interview. For what other reason than to protect jimmy saville.

  6. If you were aware of the sexual abuse that was being perpetrated by Savile and did or said nothing you are as much to blame as the BBC officials that turned a blind eye and allowed the creep to sexually abuse children. We all have a duty to stand up and defend the weak and innocent.

  7. I remember back in the seventies there were reports in the papers about the BBC encouraging young girls to appear on TOTP, even going as far as arranging minibuses to bring them into the studio . Even forty years, ago as teen myself, I remember thinking many of the girls looked no more than fourteen or fifteen. There was never any allegations of abuse more that it didn`t seem right for young teen girls to mix up with pop stars and DJs. If that was common knowledge what was REALLY going on we didn`t know about.

  8. The BBC were not protecting Savile himself, they were protecting their own reputation which in turn meant JS was protected. It’s why they still cover up matters relating to this subject today. The BBC is seen as a highly respected institution to many around the world and if the scale of the abuse was truly revealed it would kill the Beeb’s reputation. Of course it’s wrong to put reputation before justice but just keep in mind other institutions do it too. The reason Cyril Smith (and others) got away with it for so long? Parliament protecting its reputation too…

  9. John Lydon is a national treasure as yet still unacknowledged, and probably as much for this openness as any offence his absolutely seminal approach to music has ’caused’. If the truth was known about establishment involvement in child and disabled persons abuse (random, discretionary and institutional) our collective morality would explosively disintegrate. Maybe that is why there is a cautionary approach to the blunt truth about individuals such as Savile. The ‘greater good’, or ‘common good’ rather than ‘revolution’ or ‘riotous anarchy’? I lost interest in our ‘new moral politics long ago. Hypocrisy doesn’t even begin to describe it.

  10. Saville and Glitter, highly esteemed back in the day, now vile scumbags and should be written out of modern history….

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here