Last night PIL played on Jimmy Kimmel. Today, the New York Times announced that Malcom McLaren, the man behind the Sex Pistols–and Adam & the Ants and BowWowWow–has died of mesothelioma at a hospital in Switzerland. He was 64.
McLaren had managed the New York Dolls as that great glam band fell apart, and on his return to London, where he and his girl friend at the time Vivienne Westwood ran a clothing shop called Sex, the budding impressario put together the Sex Pistols.
Boom! Punk rock! The world changed for millions of us. Goodbye Malcolm. And thank you.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Malcolm McLaren: He did it his #&@%ing way!
Lisa Derrick wrote at one of the superb FireDogLake blogs "La Figa" this brief obit for one of the biggest influences in the history of punk rock:
Posted by CT Bob at 4/08/2010 11:59:00 PM