Memorabilia: Punk Badges.
Above Photo: More of my Punk Memorabilia discovered recently.
I recently discovered these badges amongst my other Punk and band memorabilia recently, but wondered where I had got them, as I would never have bought them.
Back then, in 1977 – 1978, I would never have parted with precious cash for badges when I could have put the money towards even more valuable Punk records.
I think I picked up badges as freebies, when seeing the bands, afterwards, backstage (definitely that was the case with Penetration, where I scrounged two of them in June 1978 after their Eric’s gig).
I got the Buzzcocks one free when I saw them in Virgin Records after they played a gig at Liverpool’s Eric’s the night before, when I also bought Another Music In A Different Kitchen to have signed by them.
The Sex Pistols one I believe I got as a freebie when I bought their Never Mind The Bollocks album in November 1977.
And the plectrum? (See headline photo). Sadly now I have no idea, but obviously it must have been from an important Punk gig for me to have packed it away with the rest of my Punk memorabilia.
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