Malcolm McLaren

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Malcolm McLaren (born January 22, 1946) is an impresario and self-publicist who was the manager of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols, having discovered them (ca. 1975) while managing the SEX clothes shop with fashion designer Vivienne Westwood in London's Kings Road. Prior to this, he managed the New York Dolls.

In New York City in the mid-1970s, McLaren was managing the New York Dolls, when he saw the Neon Boys perform. The Neon Boys included Tom Verlaine and Richard Hell, who went on to form Television. McLaren was greatly impressed with Hell's torn clothing, studded dog collars and leather jackets, and with Hell's dissolute attitude. According to Hell, Maclaren approached him and Verlaine about being their manager, but they were not interested. When MacLaren returned to London and began managing the Sex Pistols, McLaren borrowed much of Hell's look for the groups image.

During the early 1980s McLaren assembled and managed Burundi influenced pop group Bow Wow Wow. He is also sometimes credited with developing the talents of Adam Ant and Boy George.

McLaren later released some work under his own name, most notably an album Duck Rock (1983), which drew on musical styles from North America and South Africa, among others. The tracks "Buffalo Girls" and "Double Dutch" became chart hits in the UK.

In 1998, McLaren created a band called Jungk consisting of three Asian females intended to emulate appeal of the then popular Spice Girls. However this project was not a commercial success.

During 2000, there was speculation that he might stand to be elected as Mayor of London, although ultimately he didn't run.

During 2003, McLaren was initiated to Bitpop and Chip music by French producers T & J, then wrote the legendary article "8-Bit Punk" in Wired Magazine championing 8-bit music as the sound of the 21st century.

His song "About Her", based on "Shes Not There" by The Zombies rose to prominence when used by director Quentin Tarantino in Tarantino's movie Kill Bill Vol. 2.de:Malcolm McLaren nl:Malcolm McLaren

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