Malcolm McLaren
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1946-01-22
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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. Brought up unconventionally by his grandmother after ...

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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.

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Madame Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo)
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Madame Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo)
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Double Dutch
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Double Dutch
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Buffalo Gals
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Buffalo Gals
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Madam Butterfly
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Madam Butterfly
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Living on the Road in Soweto
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Living on the Road in Soweto
Giacomo Puccini
Death of Butterfly (Tu tu piccolo)
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Death of Butterfly (Tu tu piccolo)
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Soweto
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Soweto
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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.

Brought up 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 that a new protest-style was needed for the '70s, and largely initiated the punk movement, for 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, for which he recruited the nihilistic frontman Johnny Rotten. The issue of a controversial record, "God Save the Queen", satirising the Queen's Jubilee in 1977 was typical of McLaren's shock tactics, and he gained publicity by being arrested after a promotional boat trip outside the Houses of Parliament.

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