Malcolm McLaren R.I.P.

Malcolm McLaren, „Godfather of Punk“, ehemaliger Manager der Sex Pistols und Organisator der Pistols-Schifffahrt am Geburtstag der Queen, während dem sie ein Boot namens Queen Elizabth mieteten, die Themse hinabfuhren und „God save the Queen“ spielten. Die Wasserschutzpolizei enterte das Schiff, brach das Konzert ab und verhaftete die meisten Konzertbesucher. Die Aktion ging in die Musikgeschichte ein und war der Urknall der Punkbewegung der Siebziger.

We're so pretty, oh so pretty. R.I.P. Malcolm McLaren.

Malcolm McLaren, the former manager of the Sex Pistols and impresario, has died from cancer, aged 64.

He died in hospital in Switzerland with his partner, 37-year-old Korean- American Young Kim by his bedside, along with his son Joe Corre. Ms Kim told The Independent: "We were there with him when he passed away. He was diagnosed with cancer in October. He was very active until the end of February when his tumour became very aggressive. He just went very quickly. He said he wanted to be buried at Highgate cemetery. We are now taking steps to try to make that happen."

Music world mourns godfather of punk (via Dangerous Minds)