Jordan, the English model and actress noted for her work with Vivienne Westwood and the SEX boutique, was a wildly styled shop assistant who is credited with "pretty well single-handedly paving the punk look".
As described by Matlock, "Everyone had long hair then, even the milkman, so what we used to do was if someone had short hair we would stop them in the street and ask them if they fancied themselves as a singer." Among those they approached was Midge Ure, who was involved with his own band, Slik.
Kevin Rowland—who would co-found Dexys Midnight Runners three years later—auditioned, but apart from Matlock, no one was impressed. He had his 'I Hate Pink Floyd' T-shirt on, and it was held together with safety pins.
According to a later account by Jones, both he and Cook played instruments they had stolen.
They would go to concerts, and when these were over they would go up on stage and steal as much musical equipment as they could carry.
It had been renamed in 1972 to focus on another revival trend, the rocker look associated with Marlon Brando.
The shop would become a focal point of the punk rock scene, bringing together participants such as the future Sid Vicious, Marco Pirroni (who became a guitarist, songwriter and record producer), Gene October (who became the singer for the punk band Chelsea), and Mark Stewart, among many others.Everybody was brought up with an education system that told you point blank that if you came from the wrong side of the tracks..you had no hope in hell and no career prospects at all.Out of that came pretentious moi and the Sex Pistols and then a whole bunch of copycat wankers after us.Soon after Mc Laren's return, Nightingale was kicked out of the band and Jones, uncomfortable as frontman, took over guitar duties.According to journalist and former Mc Laren employee Phil Strongman, around this time the band adopted the name QT Jones and the Sex Pistols (or QT Jones & His Sex Pistols, as one Rhodes-designed T-shirt put it).Vicious died of a heroin overdose in February 1979, following his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend.