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Sunday, 28 July, 2002, 18:39 GMT 19:39 UK
The Sex Pistols: Your views
The Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols outside Buckingham Palace
The Sex Pistols reunited this summer to perform their first gig in six years to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee and their own 25th anniversary.

John Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock, the same line-up who did the Filthy Lucre Tour in 1996, had a one-off concert at London's Crystal Palace on Saturday.

"Although the Pistols were never what one might call virtuoso, they showed they still know how to throw a good party," wrote BBC News Online's Manuel Toledo.

But what did you think?

Was the punk spirit alive and well? Or should they give up the ghost?

Yet another "Rock n Roll Swindle"...it's a swindle, a swindle!
Craig, usa

The Sex Pistols put on one hell of a show. Do it again next year guys, we want more!
Chris Sadowski, UK

At last I can say 'I was there'. I went to see the Pistols because I hadn't been able to see them in the 70s, and knew I'd regret it if I didn't finally see them. Although this gig and the Filthly Lucre tour would never replace seeing them at the 100 Club in 1976, they sounded fantastic - probably alot better musically than in '76. Although you'd have thought by now that John would know the words. Shame they didn't play Public Image.
Tony Jobbins, UK

Oh yeah, they were cool. I'm only 31 so I never saw them the first time round, but I thought they rocked
Andrew Stansbury, UK

The Pistols ruled on Saturday night; it was a tottally amazing night, definately punk is still alive and kicking... quite literally
Paul, UK

Well, me and two friends drove from deep dark Wigan to get to the gig and, despite us having no plan of action with regards accomodation on the friday night and having to spend loads of cash getting there, Johnny and the boys were well worth seeing. There seemed to be a great sense of camaraderie there (even though some idiots did harass us at one point) and The Pistols showed that the main purpose of music is the entertainment. They bloody well did that, that's for sure. A few humourous asides from Lydon and even a few surprises (the first song was "Silver Machine" by Hawkwind and they did "My Way" as a Sid tribute albeit very badly). As for giving up the ghost, if there's a demand for the music to be heard, why shouldn't it be played. After all, classical music is played to this day, several hundred years after it was writer in some cases. I wouldn't want to see The Proms (coming soon) to be terminated.
Gordon Lowe, England

I went to the Pistols gig and I can honestly say it was the best night of my life. Who says punk is dead - they are the greatest band ever and there will never be a band as good as the pistols
Thomas Shaddock, england, UK

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