Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren was an English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way. He is best known as a promoter and manager of bands the New York Dolls and the Sex Pistols. Brought up unconventionally by his grandmother after his father, Peter, 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. McLaren realised that a new protest style was needed for the 1970s, and largely initiated the punk movement, for which he supplied fashions from the Chelsea boutique SEX, which he operated with girlfriend Vivienne Westwood. After a period advising the New York Dolls in the U.S., McLaren managed the Sex Pistols, for which he recruited the nihilistic frontman Johnny Rotten.
|Birth name:||Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren|
|Born:||January 22, 1946, Stoke Newington, London, England|
|Died:||April 8, 2010, Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland|
|Genres:||Rock, punk rock, hip hop, new wave, dance|
|Occupation(s):||Musician, singer-songwriter, band manager, entrepreneur|
|Labels:||Charisma, Island/Atlantic, Epic/SME, Gee Street/Island/Polygram, Virgin/EMI|
|Associated acts:||Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, Bow Wow Wow, The World's Famous Supreme Team, Art of Noise, Jimmy The Hoover|
|Website:||Malcolm McLaren's Official site|
|IMDb:||Malcolm McLaren's IMDb|
|Spotify:||Malcolm McLaren's Spotify|
|iTunes:||Malcolm McLaren's iTunes|
About Malcolm McLaren
Fashion designer, artist, and music manager who owned a popular boutique on King's Road in Chelsea.
Malcolm McLaren Before Fame
He opened his clothing boutique SEX in 1971. This boutique and McLaren's fashion designs were largely responsible for beginning the youth punk movement during the 1970s.
Achievement of Malcolm McLaren
He managed both the New York Dolls and the more famous band The Sex Pistols.
Malcolm McLaren Family Life
He dated fashion icon Vivienne Westwood, with whom he had a son.
Associations of Malcolm McLaren
His clothing shop counted Charles Saatchi as one of its biggest customers.
Information related to Malcolm McLaren
- Gee Street Records artists
- Alumni of Croydon College
- Sex Pistols
- Charisma Records artists
- English expatriates in Switzerland
- English hip hop musicians
- Jews in punk rock
- English music managers
- English dance musicians
- English expatriates in France
- Burials at Highgate Cemetery
- English new wave musicians
- Participants in British reality television series
- Virgin Records artists
- Alumni of Goldsmiths, University of London
- Island Records artists
- Epic Records artists