RIP : Malcom McLaren
Yesterday we learned that one of the original orchestrators of the punk movement, best known for managing (and assembling) the Sex Pistols, the legendary Malcolm McLaren died at 64. At the beginning of his career he opened a boutique with (then wife) Vivienne Westwood, where they began making costumes for the New York Dolls, and then began managing the group. Also through this boutique, he met Johnny Rotten and knew he was on to something. After forming the Sex Pistols which he managed, he was instrumental in promoting the band in some unorthodox ways, however the relationship between him and the band eventually disintegrated. From there he went on to form and manage the New Wave group Bow Wow Wow, which helped to promote Vivienne Westwoods’s clothing lines. Later, switching styles and putting out his own record Buffalo Gals, which was oddly enough a new emerging trend in music called Hip Hop (video after the jump). He also worked with Yanni and was on handful of British Reality Shows. We collected pictures of McLaren from throughout his career, check it all out…..
Malcom McLaren and Vivienne Westwood
New York Dolls