Friday, October 12, 2007

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1978 Sex Pistols guitarist Sid Vicious (1957 - '79), was arrested in New York and charged with the stabbing murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, in Room 100 of the famous Chelsea Hotel.

Vicious claimed to have no memory at all of the previous night's incidents. Bail of $50,000 was put up by Virgin Records at the request of Malcolm McLaren.

Some other celebrated residents of the Chelsea Hotel

Brendan BehanWilliam S BurroughsJohn CaleHenri Cartier-BressonHenri ChopinChristoArthur C ClarkeLeonard CohenGregory CorsoQuentin CrispRobert CrumbSimone de BeauvoirBob Dylan Jane FondaMilos FormanAllen GinsbergJimi HendrixO HenryDennis HopperJobriathJasper JohnsJanis JoplinFrida KahloStanley KubrickLillie LangtreeRobert MapplethorpeArthur MillerClaes OldenburgRobert OppenheimerEdith PiafDee Dee RamoneDiego RiveraJean-Paul SartrePatti SmithDylan ThomasMark TwainGore VidalBrett Whiteley and Tennessee Williams all stayed or lived at the Chelsea.

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