For most of us, it was just another horrible headline. But for Deborah Spungen, the mother of Nancy, who was stabbed to death at the Chelsea Hotel, it was both . Below is a transcript of two letters sent from Sid to Deborah Spungen a fortnight following Nancy’s murder. They first appeared in her book, ‘And I Don’t Wan’t to. If you believe Deborah Spungen’s memoir (the Spungen family declined to be interviewed for this article), Nancy devoted her life to pissing people off. Born in.

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If anyone got caught in the chain, it was tough shit” Lydon, Nancy was more than the wild child, punk rocker queen involved with Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols.

He was admitted to the psychiatric ward of Bellevue Hospital, from which he phoned Deborah Spungen two days later. I also recommend everyone to read this book. There’s no denying, however, that Sid and Nancy’s co-dependent relationship kept them both hooked. A harrowing, disturbing and deeply sad story that ended all too soon. When it shattered against a pillar, sending glass shards into the face of the lead singer’s girlfriend, Vicious was arrested. You are the only one who understood.

Sid’s ideas about the opposite sex seemed contradictory and confused. The Best World Music of Mar 31, Ally Stefanides rated it sphngen was amazing.

Sid & Nancy: Love Kills: Letters to Deborah Spungen

He didn’t cook it up. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Deborah Spungen, born into a Jewish family in Philadelphia, has been the owner of a natural foods store, a direct mail consultant, a member of the Philadelphia Crime and Elderly Coalition, and founded the Philadelphia chapter of Parents of Murdered Children.

This book was amazing, because it lets people know more about Nancy Spungen, humanizing her instead of just viewing her as a minor, murdered character in the history of punk rock.


He had a brilliant sense of humor, goofy, sweet, deorah very cute” Lydon, Vicious was once arrested after beating Nancy in a London hotel room which prompted McLaren to briefly throw him out of the bandand during her final phone conversation with Deborah Spungen, Nancy admitted that a number of beatings she’d claimed to have received from street thugs had actually occurred at the hands of Sid. Nancy Spungen who went spungsn to be girlfriend of Sid Viscious and was murdered was, her mother says, “Born angry”.

The Uncensored Oral History of Punk. Jun 14, Helmisade rated it really liked it Shelves: I just hope that when I die I go the same place as her. Other people felt the same thing?

About the only adjective that can be irrefutably applied to Sid Deboran is “troubled”. He had to be seen in this shirt” Lydon, By the end of the story I was touched and deeply involved with especially when Deborah depicted the scene about how Nancy died and what exactly happened which also included the letters that Sid sent to Deborah after Nancy’s death.

And I Don’t Want to Live This Life: A Mother’s Story of Her Daughter’s Murder

To view it, click here. Nancy’s life was so far from mine I was a nerdy girl who loved books and studying and folk dancing Jan 28, Catherine rated it did not like it. Deprived of oxygen after a difficult birth, her life continued with non-stop screaming as an infant and uncontrollable episodes of rage and violence that placed an unimagin Nancy was most famous for her relationship with Sid Vicious the Sex Pistols’ bass playerwho stabbed her to death in the Chelsea Hotel in he died of an overdose before the case came to trial.

She did her best. I never dreamed he would perceive it that way.


While the first half of the book was an interesting read, overall I did not enjoy this book. Mar 16, Lisa rated it it was amazing. The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of Inthe music world saw amazing reissues spanning rock titans to indie upstarts and electronic to pop of all stripes. Jan 04, Amanda rated it did not like it Shelves: A Resource for Professionals Interpersonal Violence: The next morning, Anne Beverley discovered her son dead of an overdose in Robinson’s bed.

As an adult who once loved punk, it was a reflection on my own turbulent teenage years of angst and self-discovery. I know I can never make it without her.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I’m a rock ‘n’ roll star”, and while being escorted out of the Chelsea Hotel in handcuffs, he threatened the press, “I’ll smash your cameras” Spungen, Everyone is complex, contradictory, and flawed, and to pretend some are and others are not, is to deny both of those people being considered as not fully human or real.

It was not until after his cremation that Beverley discovered a suicide spunngen in the pocket of Sid’s leather jacket. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Nobody ever discovered why she turned out the way she did. We had certain telepathic abilities, too.

Deborah Spungen born is the mother of Nancy Deborhathe girlfriend of punk rocker Sid Viciouswho became known for her autobiography And I Don’t Want to Live This Life which details life with her late daughter.

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Spungen instructed her daughter to see a doctor and have the bill sent to her parents. View all 4 comments.

She was just like a child.

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