Sex Pistols no match for city folk musicians

SCOTS accordionist Phil Cunningham has revealed how he and his seventies folk band once drank the Sex Pistols under the table.

The musician said the boozing session occurred when he was in Edinburgh band Silly Wizard in the late 1970s and often shared the bill at gigs with punk bands. He said Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten was a fan of the Scots folk group and invited them out to celebrate his birthday.

But the drinking only stopped when the Sex Pistols admitted they couldn't keep up.

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Cunningham, 50, whose band's reputation for drinking earned them the nickname the Scottish Pogues, reveals the claim to fame in BBC Two Scotland programme to be broadcast next month.

Silly Wizard formed in Edinburgh in July 1972 and dissolved in 1980 after releasing nine albums.