Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Academics" in the journal Antiquity think phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust

These academics need to lay off the crack.

Graffiti by Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten may be of greater significance than the discovery of early Beatles recordings, academics have said.

Rotten, born John Lydon, drew on the walls of the band's London flat in 1975 after disliking a recent redecoration.

Now, a paper in the journal Antiquity is suggesting the flat is an important historical and archaeological site.

The authors say it is "a direct and powerful representation of a radical and dramatic movement of rebellion."

The graffiti mainly consists of eight cartoons drawn in black marker pen in the upper room of the flat on Denmark Street, which is now used as shop offices.

Read more here.

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