I was pleasantly surprised to read Bill mentioned a couple of times in Steve Jones's autobiography. I'd assumed BBD and Bill might have been a bit too refined for a Sex Pistol's taste.
"For music-lovers of taste and discernment, it was becoming more of a struggle to keep up standards by 1974. There was still some great stuff about; you just had to look a bit harder for it. The first Be-Bop Deluxe album, Axe Victim, and Sparks’ Kimono My House were both big albums for me and Cookie [Paul Cook, drummer] – we’d sit in his bedroom for hours listening to them."
"There was stuff around for us to bounce off, like Futurama, the second Be-Bop Deluxe album, a big favourite with both me and Cookie by then. Bill Nelson was a great guitarist who really had the Bowie look down when we saw him live at the Fulham Greyhound."
* OK, wide of the mark about the Bowie look, but definitely a favourite.