From the New York Dolls to the Sex Pistols... Vivienne Westwood... Lauren Hutton... Malcolm McLaren mixed it up with the high and low ends of culture to help create an exciting world for pop culture and those of us who appreciate it.
Malcolm McLaren & Johnny Rotten on Sunset Blvd., 1978 - surreptitiously captured by night-vision
The cause of death was mesothelioma - a particularly debilitating form of cancer that also claimed Steve McQueen and Warren Zevon.
This is but a brief pictoral tribute to Malcolm, in the form of artists he worked with...
The late Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, 1978
Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols, Rory Johnston, Sex Pistols manager in America (hiding), and Viv Albertine of The Slits
The late Johnny Thunders, of the New York Dolls
David Johansen & Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls
There's so much more that Malcolm has done... in my mind, he took the DJ thing and hip hop to a new audience when he got in on it in the early 80s ("Do Ya Like Scratchin'") on a release he made on Island Records while I was working there... and then there's fashion... making bondage gear fashionable before Madonna thought of it... he was the last of the Renaissance men... yet most people may associate him only with the Sex Pistols....
The Queen is Dead...
God Save the Queen