nancy spungen


 We’re standing at the gravesite and it was snowing. We were all crying. We just said some prayers and left some flowers. 
 Then we drove around to the other edge of the cemetery. We parked the car and Ann took the ashes, went over the fence, back to the gravesite, and dumped Sid’s ashes on Nancy’s grave. Then she came back and got in the car and said, “Well, they’re finally together.”
 And that was that.

Eileen Polk | Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk [x]


Best Couples*

Elvis & Priscilla

Sid & Nancy

John & Yoko

Katy & Russell 

Angelina & Brad

Johnny & Winona

Bonnie & Clyde

Kurt & Courtney

Marilyn & Dita

Amy & Blake


Sid didn’t have any normal, ordinary relationships, and I think the sex part overtook him. I always saw him as being the child to Nancy as mum. She was one of those doting people, and he had never had that in his life.“ - Pamela Rooke

When they were together he was like a kitten, but without her he would go crazy.” - Dennis Morris

You were my little baby girl

And I knew all your fears

Such joy to hold you in my arms

And kiss away your tears

But now you’re gone

There’s only pain

And nothing I can do

And I don’t want to live this life

If I can’t live for you.“ - Sid Vicious’ poem, ‘Nancy’


“We didn't have a shower in our office, and Nancy would let us come over. She lived on Eighth and 23rd. It was a nice old basement apartment—I think her mother was paying for it. She’d make us scrambled eggs and talk. I liked Nancy. She could be very, very nice. Nancy had a passion for rock and roll that very few people had and she knew everything about any album. Let me tell you, Nancy was no more messed up than anyone else on the scene. We were all a little disturbed.” - Legs McNeil, staffer for Punk Magazine

“Nancy was highly intelligent and extremely aware. She could spot someone conning her from a mile away. She had good insight into people. She was aware of the phonies, the fakers and the users. She did display that wild, crazed behavior but that wasn't her total being. I saw men and women just push past her and not acknowledging her and would instead talk to Sid. I think a lot of her nastiness and temper tantrums were rooted in her being shunned by those around her.”  -Victor Colicchio