Punks (1 October 2016 – 15 January 2017) tells the story of one of music’s most explosive genres from the people who were there. From the handmade mixtape sleeves and DIY fanzines, to the radical clothes sold on the King’s Road, this exhibition displays the personal objects and tells the stories of ordinary punks of the late 1970s. Furthermore, the Museum of London allows the visitor to hear the experiences of young men and women who encountered the London scene first-hand.
Punk hit London in 1976 and changed music, fashion and attitude forever. The music was frantic, loud and unlike anything heard before. Suddenly those on the periphery had a voice, individuality was celebrated and a community of passionate and creative young people was formed. Clothes were customised using whatever punks could get their hands on; the more provocative the better.
[Source: Museum of London]