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Will Gompertz | 09:55 UK time, Tuesday, 20 April 2010

With all the chutzpah of his recently-deceased dad, Joseph Corré, Malcolm McLaren's son and founder of saucy pants shop Agent Provocateur [not safe for most workplaces], has called for his father's funeral on 22 April to be marked in an appropriate manner with a "MINUTE OF MAYHEM". "Put on your favourite record," he says, "and let it RIP!"

Malcolm McLaren

He posted this pop call-to-arms on his human-rights site Humanade (nice clean design, by the way), where you can also buy a souvenir/commemorative T-shirt specially made for the occasion that bears the legend "Cash for Chaos", as was the one worn by MM in the movie The Great Rock & Roll Swindle, during his performance of Max Bygrave's You Need Hands. And he looks good. But like skinny jeans and smoking, T-shirts only look good on sub-forty-year-olds. After that age, you just look like a dentist or a jogger. Worse still if the 'T' has a slogan: then you look like a dentist trying to be cool. Not very rock 'n' roll.

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