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Malcolm McLaren, Dead at 64

Malcom-mclaren How many people can claim the dubious pleasure of being sued by The Sex Pistols?  Malcolm McLaren, former manager of the Pistols and Bow Wow Wow, is dead.  Impresario, entertainer, schlock meister, pioneer: McLaren was one of those rare souls who managed to confound all expectations and get away with it.

Except cancer. He couldn't get away with cancer.

Born in London in 1946, McLaren's career took off when he opened a clothing shop called SEX in the mid-'70s that catered to the S&M punk aesthetic.  The look of early punk - all leather, piercings, transparent plastic - owes much to McLaren.  He went on to manage The Sex Pistols.

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McLaren was battling cancer in recent years.  He died in New York.







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Comments

DawnBlanchfield

Well, I was never sued by the Sex Pistols, but I was flipped off by Johnny Rotten once.

RIP Malcolm McLaren.

Jessi

It's sad when icons die.

[mark]

two buffalo gals go round the outside, round the outside, round the outside...

steff

i know he was thought of by many as a ruthless sonofabitch but, like you said, he was responsible for much of what made punk fashion iconic.
gone too soon. RIP.




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