So It Goes was a British TV music show presented by Tony Wilson on Granada Television between 1976 and 1977. It is most famous for showcasing the then burgeoning punk rock movement. It was named partially in reference to Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five.
The show’s first series, produced by Chris Pye, gave the Sex Pistols their first ever TV appearance, and featured performances by Patti Smith. It also included occasional non-punk guests such as journalist Clive James and comedian Peter Cook (hosting a ‘Riff of the Month’ competition). The second series, produced by Geoff Moore, featured performances by The Jam, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, The Stranglers, and Siouxsie and The Banshees. An expletive-strewn appearance by Iggy Pop proved too much for Granada bosses, leading to the cancellation of a third series.