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Malcolm McLaren

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Malcolm McLaren News

Malcolm McLaren given flamboyant send-off at London funeral

Vivienne Westwood among mourners at Highgate Cemetery

  • Apr 22, 2010

'Malcolm McLaren's funeral will be send off for a very good man', say family

Punk icon due to be buried today (April 22)

  • Apr 22, 2010

Malcolm McLaren's partner says 'Asbestos from SEX shop killed him'

Young Kim speaks about passing of Sex Pistols manager

  • Apr 12, 2010

Mick Jones: 'Malcolm McLaren was a huge influence on The Clash'

Guitarist speaks out about late Sex Pistols manager

  • Apr 9, 2010

Vivienne Westwood on Malcolm McLaren: 'The thought of him dead is really something sad'

Fashion designer plays tribute to former Sex Pistols manager and partner

  • Apr 8, 2010

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Malcolm McLaren Music Videos

Magic's Back (Theme From 'The Ghosts Of Oxford Street') Play Video

Magic's Back (Theme From 'The Ghosts Of Oxford Street')

Watch the official Magic's Back (Theme From 'The Ghosts Of Oxford Street') video by Malcolm McLaren in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Waltz Darling Play Video

Waltz Darling

Watch the official Waltz Darling video by Malcolm McLaren in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Something's Jumpin' in Your Shirt Play Video

Something's Jumpin' in Your Shirt

Watch the official Something's Jumpin' in Your Shirt video by Malcolm McLaren in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Waltz Darling Play Video

Waltz Darling

Watch the official Waltz Darling video by Malcolm McLaren;The Bootzilla Orchestra in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Deep In Vogue Play Video

Deep In Vogue

Watch the official Deep In Vogue video by Malcolm McLaren;The Bootzilla Orchestra in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

View more Malcolm McLaren videos from Muzu or Youtube

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Malcolm McLaren Biography

Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren (22 January 1946 - 8 April 2010) was a British musician, impresario, visual artist, performer, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way.

Raised unconventionally by his grandmother after his father Peter McLaren left the family home, McLaren attended a number of British art colleges and adopted the stance of the social rebel in the style of French revolutionaries, the Situationists.

With a keen eye for trends, McLaren realised in the 1970s that a new youth style was needed, and largely initiated the punk movement, to which he supplied fashions from the Chelsea boutique 'SEX', operated with his girlfriend Vivienne Westwood. After a spell advising the New York Dolls in the US, McLaren managed the Sex Pistols, to whom he recruited the nihilistic frontman Johnny Rotten. The issue of a controversial record, "God Save the Queen", satirising the Queen's Jubilee was typical of McLaren's shock-tactics, and he gained publicity by being arrested after a promotional boat trip outside the Houses of Parliament.

McLaren also performed as a solo artist, initially popularising hip hop and world music and later diversifying into funk and disco, the dance fashion for "vogueing" and merging opera with contemporary electronic musical forms.

In his later years, he lived in Paris and New York, and died of peritoneal mesothelioma in a Swiss hospital. When accused of turning popular culture into a cheap marketing gimmick, he joked that he hoped it was true.

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