Sid Vicious Height
6ft 1 (185.4 cm)
John Simon Ritchie was an English bass guitarist, drummer and vocalist from the Sex Pistols. On his passport he listed himself as 6ft 1 inches tall.
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Average Guess (8 Votes)
6ft 1.28in (186.1cm)
said on 26/Jul/19
Rob what do you think about the rest of the band? I just saw Lydon and Jones on Craig Ferguson show and Lydon looks 5 11 standing next to Ferguson although Lydon looks like a proper 5'8" most of the time. Steve Jones is also listed 6 ft on imbd site but I don't think he's anything above 5'10"
Lydon could have been over 5ft 10
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Feb/19
Tallest of the Pistols...used to think he was 6ft3+ cause the others are so short in comparison
said on 26/Oct/18
It's hard to see even 6'1 in this pic with the rest of the band standing up (all in similar boots.)
Google says John Lydon is 5'8 so he is either much taller than that or Sid Vicious is much shorter than even 6'1.
Greg99 said on 9/Sep/18
Another snippet of info: Sid accosted Bob Harris (Old Grey Whistle Test) at the London Speakeasy club in '76 - Harris, who like his Father was quite tall at 6'1" and also an ex cop - described how Vicious came up to him in a boiler suit and that he remembered that he was bigger that Harris.
said on 20/Mar/18
I can see how it could be argued a strong 6ft 1 for him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/17
186-187cm is possible for him.
Anonymous said on 15/Sep/17
Yes, I agree with Rob, an excellent listing.
Sid Viches was not 6'2", he was thought to be in the range of 6'1 (probably 186-187 / 6'1.5"). Do not forget that he was very thin 140-142 pounds, which made him look taller.
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Mar/17
I've just read a couple of interesting comments from last year, from Greg and from Sam, stating that Sid Vicious was most probably taller by a full inch, and that it was down to malaise that he wrote 6ft1 on his passport! Well, he did stand out onstage, I have to agree! I think Sid had other things on his mind that were infinitely more important to him than his height!
Consequently, he gets 6ft2 from me!
(His girlfriend Nancy was only 5 foot!)
Greg said on 20/Nov/16
Sorry to add another one, but I'd also heard 6'2". Towered over 5'8" Lydon and his arresting NYC cops. I know his passport said 6'1" but I think this might be a rare celeb case of rounding down or plain inaccurate. When I got my first UK passport at age 17 in the early 70's my height was a guestimate (I guessed 5'8" instead of my actual 5'10"!), I suspect his was too. It's possible his arresting report might specify but they were never that accurate either.
said on 17/Feb/16
Yeah, I've always read 6'2" for him but it's hard to argue him looking that tall next to Lydon.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Feb/16
It was almost trademark in bands of the 60's-80's. All of them are below average except for that one guy whose over 6ft and most people thinking he's massive. Vicious, Ian Curtis and Ray Manzerak of The Doors are prime examples.
Jay said on 13/Feb/16
Thought he was 6'2.
Daynet said on 10/Feb/16
Didn't realize he was that tall...
MJKoP said on 9/Feb/16
I've always heard 6'2", as well.
Rotten said on 8/Feb/16
What a guy!
littlesue said on 8/Feb/16
Never realised he was this tall
said on 7/Feb/16
Hey Rob, speaking of Punk-rock singers. Do you think Darby Crash here deserves a page? Since you've got Lorna Doom (the guitarist of the Germs) on here. He's been dead for almost 40 years and his height is still currently unknown. I'd really think he's worth mentioning, since The Germs had been one of my favorite Punk-rock bands. He's taken numerous photos with Lorna Doom (who's listed at 5'2" here) and Pat Smear (who was in the picture you listed for Krist Novoselic with Dave Grohl) during his times when he was alive. I believe Darby could be anywhere in the 5'9-5'11" range.
Him with Lorna:
(that one is really hard to tell)
Him with Pat:
(He's on the 4th left)
So, do you think adding him would be a consideration?
Editor Rob: not sure, would have to have a proper look at him
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Feb/16
I thought 6ft2. I can accept this also