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.
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