During the summer of 1977 The Sex Pistols were the biggest thing to hit the UK music scene in decades and Nancy set out to "bag herself" a Pistol. She started going to their gigs and before long targeted Johnny who famously rejected her after spending the night with her and telling her "you want it but you're not going to get it" Instead he introduced her to Sid. By this time Nancy was back on heroin and her and Sid's violent and drug fuled 22 month relationship began.
That summer they moved in with Sid's mother in Dalston, North East London. That arrangement did'nt last long. Her and Nancy couldn't get along. Anne Beverley nicknamed her "nausiating Nancy. After two months they moved into a hotel room and . They spent a few months there and after a number of incidents including being arrested for drug possession and Sid dangling Nancy out the hotel bedroom window they moved into a rented flat in Maida Vale.
The band continued to play and gain more notoriety and in February 1978 they started their first US tour. The concert at the Winterland in San Francisco turned out to be their last gig and the band split.
Sid and Nancy went to Pairs for a month where Sid filmed some scenes for "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle". On returning to the UK Nancy made herself Sid's manager and in August the pair headed for New York where Nancy felt Sid had a better chance of making it as a solo artist. They booked into the Chelsea Hotel. Although they both tried to get of drugs they failed miserably and spent much of the time in bed drugged up to the eyeballs.
After setting fire to their bed one night the pair were moved in to room 100.
Days later Nancy was found dead in bathroom. She had been stabbed once with a hunting knife that she had bought two days earlier in Times Square.
Sid was arrested and charged with murder.
Nancy was buried 4 days later at King David Cemetary in Bedsalem Pennsylvania. Her mother had her hair dyed back to it's original chestnut brown and dressed her in her green prom dress. Rather than flowers, the family asked that donations be made to a local drug rehabilitation center that had set up a fund in Nancy's name.