Sex Pistols star Johnny Rotten warning about Jimmy Savile was cut by BBC

21st Century Wire

1-Johnny-Rotten-Lydon-According to a rare audio clip just released (see video below), John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, then of Sex Pistols and PIL fame, conducted an interview circa late 1978, where he joked about people he’d like to kill’ and interestingly he quipped, “I’d like to kill Jimmy Savile”.

He went on to comment about the late DJ and serial sex criminal’s ’seediness’, and also that he (Savile) ‘was into all sorts’.

The admission took place during what appears to be an actual BBC radio interview, but Lydon’s damning inferences about the BBC’s golden child Jimmy Savile seem to have been removed from the interview at the time, so the excerpt was not broadcast, but has just been made available as part of the reissue of the first PIL album.

Long before Lydon’s comments were made, the BBC were officially warned in 1972 that they were in fact putting young girls at risk with their Top of the Pops Show, which was detailed in the Telegraph recently:

1-Jimmy-Savile-victim“The emergence of the 64-page report – which was circulated to the then director general and chairman – will further fuel allegations that the BBC failed to protect teenage girls from Jimmy Savile, the corporation’s then most feted star who was unmasked last year as Britain’s most prolific sex offender.”

It seems that everyone knew about at least some of the sordid practices of the late Sir Jimmy Savile OBE, but few dared speak it in public. Of course, this cover-up within the entertainment and media industry was led by the BBC itself, as it would be incredibly naive to think that no one working in the BBC knew of Savile’s propensity for sexual deviances (rape, pedophilia and other disturbing pastimes too dark to mention here). By all accounts, it was an open secret within “The Industry”.

Listen to the excerpt of Lydon – then known as Johnny Rotten, as he issues a subtle warning about the true nature of the BBC’s monster-in-residence…



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  • Enochered

    The idea that Jimmy Savile was some sort of superstar which the BBC could not afford to lose is a nonsense. He was an untalented, creepy little prat. At the time nobody could understand why the BBC had any interest in him. Now of course it is all perfectly clear, he was the procurer of sex toys for the nobility, which made him an untouchable. He made the big time in the same way that the controlled media made stars out of all sorts of assholes.

    • Linda Mccann

      He blackmailed those in power, after he supplied them with children.

      • Enochered

        If you have any bits and pieces you could let me have about this I would be happy to receive them. Do think he had the courage to try that sort of thing? Don’t forget they killed Diana.

  • Sam Fisheye

    ‘Call in Jimmy Savile. You can’t afford to fuck about – bring in an expert. He may have fooled you, not fucking me.’ Comedian Jerry Sadowitz back in 1988!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQX3PzZ94NU

    • John M

      Why do you think Jerry disappeared from our screens?

    • BetrayedRosse

      thats more like it!

  • Kay

    Why is Saville still being referred to as SIR!!!! he is or was no sir, he was a predator the Beeb allowed to carry on.

    • Darren Clarke

      Do you believe the Royals are free of any kind of debauchery? Their existence was borne from the same type of practice!

      • BetrayedRosse

        stupid cunt #2

        • Petepunk

          Inarticulate cunt #1 @betrayedrosse:disqus

          • BetrayedRosse

            Oh the irony

    • Welsh not British

      Such titles vanish upon death so he is no more a sir than the mass murdering genocidal racist Winston Churchill. The media love calling him a sir though.

      • terlet

        Sir Winston will always be a great hero.

        • LocalHero

          Sure just as long as there are ignorant assholes who will overlook his maniacal genocide.

          • terlet

            Why did you change the topic to Obama?

      • Petra Thompson

        Surely if Winston was a genocidal racist, you would not be here to write such tripe?

        • Priyank Kumar

          Oh… wait no that made absolutely no sense whatsoever.

          Churchill was definitely racist and you may try to contend about “genocidal” since lives of far away people and monumental documentary and historical evidence means little to status-quoist hero worshiping right wing twats and racists like you.

          • Petra Thompson

            You’d have been happy for Churchill to let the Nazis over-run Europe. You are no doubt one of those Indians who loves Hitler.

          • Linda Mccann

            Parfitt or Rossi?

      • Benegan Brooksywooksy

        Sheep shagging loser not British. Thank fuck!!

      • BetrayedRosse

        stupid cunt

      • Gazza Tiberius Tompkinson

        Welsh,Churchill was a hero,you sir are a talentless cunt.

        • LocalHero

          Churchill was and is a war criminal and a degenerative psychopath.

      • Joe

        You’re British :)

      • Not Welsh

        Welsh is British you moron. Where do you think the Britons went when the Saxons invaded? The word “Welsh” means “foreign” in the Saxon language. Are you calling yourself foreign?

        • Welsh not British

          British is a word invented by the English to make their colonial slaves feel included in their empire. You may be confusing this with words such as Briton or even Brythonic.

    • Ludovicah

      He was NOT knighted by the Queen. His “title” not legally designated in the UK was conferred by the Catholic Church. He was never entitled to be called “Sir” as if he were a knight of the realm

      • Audrey Horne

        He WAS knighted by the Queen in 1990 as part of her birthday honours. He was given an OBE in 1972. Also in 1990 he was made Knight Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Gregory the Great (KCSG) by the Pope.

        Hence: Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE KCSG

        • LocalHero

          What a steaming pile of nonsense.

  • Linda Mccann

    What happened to my comment? Savile was very clever, and collected evidence on fellow paedophiles. How do you think he got his knighthood (allegedly)? Thatcher was warned repeatedly not to do it.