Punk as we know it began in the early 1970's. Bands like The Fugs, the MC5 and The Stooges set the foundations for punk, but punk remained an underground scene until 1976 when two bands - The Ramones and the Sex Pistols took the outside world by storm.
My favourite memory of the punk era is my own ridiculous image. I had a 2ft mohawk, 2lb of metal in my face and a complete disregard for personal hygeine! You're probably thinking "why is that his favourite memory?", well this is because it just goes to show the daft things you do to be in the 'in crowd'. I'd just like to add that the music is still as good as ever!