The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Movie Poster


“The staggering story of the group who wrung the neck of rock ‘n’ roll !”

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Depending on who you believe Julien Temple’s true/untrue story of the rise & fall of the greatest punk band ever; The Sex Pistols in “The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle”. This original 1980 country of origin (UK) quad featuring M Hirsch artwork is as compelling as the film, almost 3D in design…you are drawn to the bold lettering, the black & white photography and lurking in the background the heavily stylised character artwork. Originally folded (as issued) this displays to excellent effect being totally original and unrestored and presented in a very high grade. A rare find in this condition and with ‘Punk Rock’and Sex Pistols memorabilia achieving record prices a truly worthwhile purchase.

Watch the trailer here … The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle

Trivia: John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) had left the group shortly before filming started. He had had his fill of the band and Malcolm McLaren, and wanted no part in the film. Therefore, he only appears in archival clips of Sex Pistols on stage. By the time the film had premiered, Lydon was already touring under his real name with his new band, Public Image Ltd.

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UK Quad / Single Sided / (30" x 40")

Country of Origin

British / UK


Near mint minus – Very fine plus / originally folded (as issued)


Julien Temple


Glen Matlock, Helen of Troy, Irene Handl, Johnny Rotten, Liz Frazer, Malcolm McLaren, Mary Millington, Nancy Spungen, Paul Cook, Ronald Biggs, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones

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