Years: 1977 - Dec, 1978
Styles: New Wave, Power Pop, Punk Rock
Glen Matlock - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1977 - 1978)
Midge Ure - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals (in band: 1977 - 1978)
Rusty Egan - Drums (in band: 1977 - 1978)
Steve New - Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1977 - 1978)
Rich Kids were a short-lived new wave band from London, founded in 1977 by Glen Matlock following his departure from Sex Pistols. The band also included future Ultravox member Midge Ure, Rusty Egan, who later went to found Visage and Steve New, briefly second guitarist for the Sex Pistols and later PiL.
Rich Kids were amongst the foremost British exponents of the power pop style, blending influences from 1960s acts such as Small Faces and The Who with more recent punk rock sounds. They released one album, "Ghosts of Princes in Towers", and three singles during their existence, from March 1977 to December 1978 (although the official announcement of their disbanding was not made until mid 1979).
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