Wednesday 29 March 2017

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

Malcolm McLaren made career out of shocking middle classes

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.

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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