Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious got his famous stage name after being bitten by what?

Quiz Question: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious got his famous stage name after being bitten by what?

The given options are as follows:

  • A hamster
  • A dog
  • A snake

The correct answer is: A hamster

Fact: Sid Vicious was born John Simon Ritchie. He was given his nickname by fellow Sex Pistols singer John Lydon (stage name ‘Johnny Rotten’) after he was bitten by Lydon’s pet hamster, Sid. Ritchie reportedly exclaimed, ‘Your Sid is vicious!’ and the rest, as they say, is history.

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