Born: 10 May 1957 Lewisham, London, England
Died: 2 February 1979 (aged 21) New York, NY
Genres: Punk rock Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Bass guitar, vocals, drums
Years active: 1976–1979
Where and when: New York, 1978
Arrested for: Assault. The Sex Pistols bass player attacked
Patti Smith’s brother at a nightclub two months after being arrested for the murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
Outcome: Vicious spent several weeks on Rikers Island and
was released on bail on February 1,1979. He overdosed
on heroin and died that night.