Sid Vicious S. Vicious, Sid, Sid Vicious And Friends, Syd Vicious, Vicious, ViviousBorn May 10th 1957, as John Simon "Sid" Ritchie, in London. He later adopted his stepfather's surname of Beverley. Vicious appeared briefly as the drummer for Siouxsie & The Banshees, and was also a member of the 'Flowers of Romance' before replacing Glen Matlock as bass player in the Sex Pistols. After the break-up of the Pistols he performed with Johnny Thunders, solo and with the group Vicious White Kids, the latter with which he performed his farewell gig in July 1978. On October 12th of that year he was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Ten days later, he tried to kill himself and was sent to Bellevue Hospital. February 2nd 1979 whilst still out on bail, Vicious died at a New York loft party from an accumulation of fluid in his lungs, brought on by a heroin overdose. 10th May 1957 - 2nd February 1979 Sid Vicious R.I.P.