John Lydon - Updated Oct 2023

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John Lydon

John Lydon is famously known for his stage name, Johnny Rotten. John Lydon is an English-born singer as well as a songwriter. Also, he is prominently known for being the lead singer of the late- 1970s British punk band the “Sex Pistols“. Also, he is the lead singer of the post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL). Let us know more about his professional and personal details and particulars.

Early Life

The birth name of Lydon is John Joseph Lydon. His date of birth is on 31 January 1956. As of 2022, his current age is 67 years old. John was born in Holloway, London, England. His horoscope sign is Aquarius. Lydon was born to Irish parents. Hence, he belongs to Irish nationality and his ethnicity is not known.

Moreover, his parents’ names are John Christopher Lydon and Eileen Lydon. He is the eldest of the three brothers. The name of his brothers is Martin Lydon, Jimmy Lydon, Bobby Lydon. He was raised in Holloway, London. When Lydon was around 11 years old, he and his family shifted to a council flat in Finsbury Park. At an early age, he has contracted a serious bout of meningitis which put him in and out of a coma for almost a year. It seems that the experience only made him stronger.

Talking about his educational background, he was expelled from Catholic secondary school. SO, he could not complete his 0 levels. Later on, he joined Hackney & Stoke Newington College of Further Education, then after Kingsway College.

John Lydon – Professional Life

As mentioned above, he is best known as the lead singer of the group bands, “Sex Pistols and the punk”. Not only this, from the year 1978 to 1999, he then got involved in the band, “Public Image Ltd (PiL).

Moreover, Lydon’s very first autobiography, “Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs” was published in 1993. After four years, Lydon then released his solo album on  “Virgin Records” called “Psycho’s Path”. On the British reality television program, “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!”, he made his appearance in 2004.

John Lydon Career

Caption: John Lydon Career ( The Herald)

Furthermore, John also appeared in one of the advertising campaigns for “Country Life” butter, on British television in late 2008. From the year 2006 to 2009, he was together in the band named, “Potential Sex Pistols revival.

In addition, he then worked for the Public Image Limited reformation in the year 2009. Also, he is together with the band at present time. In 1978, BBC banned him for outing Jimmy Savile.

John Lydon – Net worth 2023

The primary source of income of John is his work as a singer and songwriter. According to the latest research of 2021, his net worth is estimated to be around $500,000. However, his annual salary and other personal belonging are not disclosed. Talking about his brand endorsements, he hasnt endorsed any brands or products. Being a rising star, it is sure that we can see him as the brand ambassador of several top brands very soon.

Personal Life

Shifting to the topic of the personal life of Lydon, he is happily married to Nora Forster.  Nora Forster is a publishing heiress from Germany, since the year 1976. Forster already had a daughter before tying the knot with Lydon. Her name is Ari Up.

John Lydon and Nora Forster

Caption: John Lydon with his wife, Nora Forster (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Additionally, Nora and John exchange vows and become legal parents of Ari’s twin teenaged boys. In the year 2010, the couple had their third child, Wilton. As of now, the happy family stays in Venice, California. However, they still keep their residence in London.

Woefully, Lydon made the fact public that his wife, Forster was in the mid-stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Since the time, it seems that he is a brilliant carer for his belonged wife.

John Lydon – Body measurement

The celebrity, John Lydon is around 5 feet and 8 inches tall. On the other hand, she weighs more or less 70 kg. Likewise, he has blue colored eyes and his hair color is blonde. Besides, there is no other information available regarding the singer’s exact body measurements such as his dress size and shoe size.

John Lydon Body Measurement

Caption: John Lydon Body Measurement (The Mirror)

Social Media

In regards to social media, John Lydon is super active and has verified accounts on social media platforms. On Twitter, his username is @johnlydonofficial, and has around 13.8k followers. On Facebook, he has a verified account with 130k followers. Similarly, he has approximately 49.3k followers on Twitter with the username @lydonofficial. The singer also has a youtube channel with the name, John Lydon Official and 2.57k subscribers.