Rare film footage of the Seminal Laser Free Trade Hall of the Sex Pistol in Manchester will go up for auction later this month.
In June and July 1976, the band played two shows on Peter Street.
The June concert has been dubbed ‘The Gig that Changed the World’ because it impressed a generation of standard musicians.
Over the years, thousands have claimed to be in the 150-seat hall, but the actual number was more than 40.
Among those who were actually present were former Smiths Frontman Morrissey, Joy Division and New Orders stars Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner, The Falls Mark E. Smith, Plain Red’s McHinnall and renowned photographer Kevin Cummins, while the Buzzcocks hosted the shows. What was the Pistol Support Act?
The footage and copyright will go on sale at the Omega auction on September 14, with a price tag of over 20,000.
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: “These concerts have entered into punk folklore and are justified.
“The impact on the shows and the events that influenced them changed the course of music history.
The footage shows the pistols in their humorous, best-of-breed style, and the capture is really captivating to the viewers that must be so electric that they were lucky.
“We think they’re incredibly interesting and can’t wait to see how they go on auction day.”