Wednesday 22 February 2017

I just want to be disruptive: the man who created punk

Malcolm McLaren made career out of shocking middle classes

Published 10/04/2010 | 05:00

MALCOLM McLaren, who died on Thursday aged 64, came to public attention in 1976 as the manager of the Sex Pistols, the punk band which he steered to fame --before their implosion barely two years later.

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Presenting himself as svengali and arch media manipulator, McLaren went on to create and promote other bands, such as Bow Wow Wow; wrote an opera and appeared on television as a pundit on the phenomenon of punk.

He once said: "I am a product of the Sixties. All I have ever felt is disruptive -- I don't know any other way."

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