The Sex Pistols Release ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’
The only studio album by English punk rock band the Sex Pistols, released on 28 October, 1977 by Virgin Records, after having been fired from two record labels.
Because of the strength of the singles that had been released and partially because of the press hype that surrounded the band, the public was eager to hear the finished album and there were advance orders for 125,000 copies, which contributed to its No. 1 debut on the English rock charts on the 12th of November, 1977.
In the U.S., where the promotion was not as great, Never Mind the Bollocks only reached No. 106.
On November 17, the album went Gold in the UK and on January 15, 1988, it was certified Platinum in the UK.
It took a little longer for “Never Mind the Bollocks” to reach such heights in the States. On December 2, 1987 it was certified Gold and on March 26, 1992, it went Platinum in the US.
A similar bootleg album of different sessions came out a few weeks prior to the Bollocks album called “SPUNK”.