Jack Lydon demanded the trust and commitment of his friends while reciprocating it in equal measure. From acting, writing or fronting bands he always managed to defy expectations.
John Lydon was born in Dorchester to Irish parents and proudly displayed his heritage. Unfortunately, at the age of seven he contracted meningitis, wiping away most of his early memories and forcing him to start again from scratch in learning everything that had gone before.
Early Life and Education
Lydon was determined to succeed despite being bullied at school and caring for an ailing Mother, working multiple jobs concurrently in order to make ends meet. He dedicated much of his life and effort into his studies at university as a means of alleviating financial strain on his family.
Lydon was brought up listening to rock bands such as Hawkwind, Captain Beefheart and Alice Cooper. At some point his father kicked him out due to his bright green locks; after this event, Lydon began living in abandoned houses before eventually earning money singing in pubs.
Lydon eventually transitioned from taxi driving to children’s play centres and is an avid supporter of human rights issues such as Citizen Foster Care Review Boards and LGBTQ groups he identifies with.
Jack Lydon is an esteemed attorney specializing in commercial litigation and personal injury law. His firm represents financial institutions, mortgage lenders, businesses and individuals as clients; with expertise encompassing operations, class action defense, mortgage repurchase negotiations, FCRA/RESPA/ECOA compliance matters as well as collection/fair housing matters among many others.
Lydon formed Public Image Ltd with Keith Levene and Jah Wobble following the disbandment of Sex Pistols in 1978, further pushing rock music’s boundaries with albums like Metal Box and Album.
Lydon remains captivatingly unfussy despite occasional forays into proto-grunge riffing, his voice remaining suitably rough and aggressive. Anson Boon portrays Lydon in Craig Pearce-directed drama miniseries Pistol 2022. In recent interviews he suggested that future performances may reunite and that new material might be written together with band.
Achievement and Honors
Lydon has not only made waves with his musical career but has also hosted travel, music and nature documentaries for BBC and Channel 5. Furthermore, he has appeared in films such as Order of Death with Harvey Keitel as well as Chopkiller with Harvey Keitel.
Since 1978, Lydon has been volunteering at St John Center for Homeless Men in Gardiner Lane of Toronto as part of his civic duty to assist others. Answering phones and serving meals as well as doing other small ways he can to make a contribution; Lydon considers volunteering his life’s calling; answering calls, serving meals and contributing to various community projects while being an avid supporter of local artists is just part of it all! Currently married with two daughters and grandfather to three grandchildren!
Jack Lydon works two or three jobs simultaneously to support his family. Proud of his Irish heritage, Jack wears it proudly.
He refused to be categorised as a punk rocker, preferring instead being known as a rock n roll artist. Never fitting into one specific genre or subgenre was never an issue for him.
He was an intelligent individual with an inimitable look and sound that no one could replicate. At age seven, he contracted spinal meningitis which left him in and out of comas for half a year – this left his memory impaired and gave rise to his now trademark piercing stare. Devoted to his wife and raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.
John Lydon is an English singer-songwriter and actor best known as the lead vocalist of Sex Pistols from 1975 to 1978 and for a few revivals during the 1990s and 2000s. Additionally he founded post-punk group Public Image Limited (PiL).
He and Nora Forster, previously married to German publication entrepreneur Frank Forster, have three children together. His mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2018 and since that time he has provided full-time care.
Lydon is well known for his unabashedly eccentric approach to music. His willingness to push boundaries and try out different sounds has earned him an ardent following worldwide.