Thursday, April 8, 2010

All That Scratching's Making Me Itch: Malcolm McLaren Dies

Posted By on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Malcolm McLaren, the mastermind behind the Sex Pistols, has died.

The London native died this morning in New York at the age of 64. He had cancer.

McLaren got in on the U.K. punk scene early, opening a clothing shop on King's Road before managing the Sex Pistols. His innovative and infamous publicity stunts pretty much made the Pistols' career.

He also managed the New York Dolls during their final days.

McLaren launched a solo career in 1983, which yielded the hip-hop-influenced Duck Rock album. You can watch the video for its best song, "Buffalo Gals," above.—Michael Gallucci (follow me on Twitter @mgallucci)

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