Big Youth and Johnny Rotten
The abrupt demise of punk is documented by The Clash single, [(1978)]
White Man In Hammersmith Palais, which records the feelings of a white reggae enthusiast attending a concert featuring reggae artists live and direct from Jamaica. Contemplating the scene, Joe Strummer laments the lack of commitment among the New Wave of groups that was then flooding the charts, 'turning rebellion into money'.
By that time, the Sex Pistols were history and Sid Vicious was heading nowhere, fast. Johnny Rotten - now going by his real name of Lydon - was recuperating in Jamaica, where he'd been sent by his record label under the pretext of doing some talent-spotting and where he was photographed for the N.M.E. sharing a fat spliff with Big Youth.Source