Saturday, 10 April 2010

Goodbye Malcolm...

Thank you for changing the history of music, and so, my life.

Punk never dies.

Music mourns godfather of punk Malcolm McLaren

Best-known as the manager of the punk band the Sex Pistols, he achieved the notoriety he sought – and which never left him – when the band's anti-establishment single "God Save The Queen", released during the Queen's Silver Jubilee, was banned from the airwaves by the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority.
He was raised by his grandmother in Newington Green, north London, after his war-deserter father left home when he was two. After having been expelled from several art colleges, he opened a clothes shop on the King's Road, with his then girlfriend Vivienne Westwood in 1971. The couple's son, Joe Corre, went on found the lingerie company Agent Provocateur.
Last night Miss Westwood said: "When we were young and I fell in love with Malcolm, I thought he was beautiful and I still do. I thought he was a very charismatic, special and talented person. We hadn't been in touch for a long time. The thought of him dead is really something very sad."
The shop became a focal point of the fledgling punk movement. It was here that he first encountered a young John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols. Last night Mr Lydon said: "For me Malc was always entertaining, and I hope you remember that. Above all else he was an entertainer and I will miss him, and so should you." 

[Source: The Indipendent]


  1. Rest in peace and in punk, Malcolm!

    Your physical self might have "No Future" on this Earth, but punks and punk music fans all around the world will remember you fondly (in their punk way, of course! cause they ain't no bloody sissies).

  2. Like Zebulon's idea: RIP: rest in punk Malcom!!