Punk’s Not Dead: RIP Malcolm McLaren

April 8, 2010 | By Bridget Burns | Archive, Entertainment

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Malcolm McLaren,  perhaps Punk Rocks ultimate brand manager died today in New York City  from mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer.  McLaren and his partner, Vivienne Westwood opened a shop called Let It Rock in 1971, on Kings road in London selling Teddy Boy fashions.  McLaren’s boutique was eventually reinvented as SEX in 1974, moving towards a more S&M aesthetic.  Best known as the manager of The New York Dolls and organizer of The Sex Pistols, McLaren worked on a number of musical and film projects in the following years.  He worked with hip hop artists for Duck Rock in 1983 featuring the relatively popular and oft sampled song/video Buffalo Gals.  Let’s look at McLaren’s life in pictures here.

McLaren has one son, Joseph Corre, the man behind lingerie label, Agent Provacateur.

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