Malcolm Mclaren - From The Forties To The Noughties

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0120200102 (6M)

At the end of 2009, just a few months before he died, Malcolm McLaren put his musical life into context, in a programme first broadcast on 6 Music marking the end of the decade.

In From the Forties to the Noughties, Malcolm remembers dropping out of art school and setting up Live Fast Die Young on the Kings Road with Vivienne Westwood - the shop which eventually became SEX. Arriving in New York in his favourite black rubber coat and selling red PVC clothing to Debbie Harry and the New York Dolls. Meeting Johnny Rotten in SEX for the first time, getting him to audition an Alice Cooper track, and the Sex Pistols becoming the biggest-selling band at the time of the Queen's Jubilee. He also covers the origins of 40s music - organised crime and the cultural subversion of boogie swing bands.

Godfather of Punk, Malcolm McLaren put his musical life into context for 6 Music in 2009.

Malcolm McLaren the Godfather of Punk puts his musical life into context.

0220200103 (6M)

At the end of 2009, just a few months before he died, Malcolm McLaren put his musical life into context, in a programme first broadcast on 6 Music, marking the end of the decade.

In From The Forties To The Naughies, Malcom remembers dropping out of art school and setting up Live Fast Die Young on the Kings Road with Vivienne Westwood - the shop which eventually became SEX. Arriving in New York in his favourite black rubber coat and selling red PVC clothing to Debbie Harry and the New York Dolls. Meeting Johnny Rotten in SEX for the first time, getting him to audition an Alice Cooper track, and the Sex Pistols becoming the biggest-selling band at the time of the Queen's Jubilee. He also covers the origins of 40s music - organised crime and the cultural subversion of boogie swingbands.

Godfather of Punk, Malcolm McLaren put his musical life into context for 6 Music in 2009.

Malcolm McLaren the Godfather of Punk puts his musical life into context.

0320200107 (6M)

At the end of 2009, just a few months before he died, Malcolm McLaren put his musical life into context, in a programme first broadcast on 6 Music, marking the end of the decade.

He talks about the origins of Rock n Roll - in particular the early blues - John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson. The look of music and the sound of fashion. Sid Vicious dressing like Eddie Cochran and losing his virginity to Nancy Spungen.

The first record Malcolm bought - Twist and Shout, the Pierre Cardin Beatles suits and being obliged to give John Lennon one of his own silk suits.

Godfather of Punk, Malcolm McLaren put his musical life into context for 6 Music in 2009.

Malcolm McLaren the Godfather of Punk puts his musical life into context.

0420200108 (6M)

At the end of 2009, just a few months before he died, Malcolm McLaren put his musical life into context, in a programme first broadcast on 6 Music, marking the end of the decade.

He talks about the origins of Rock n Roll - in particular the early blues - John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson. The look of music and the sound of fashion. Sid Vicious dressing like Eddie Cochran and losing his virginity to Nancy Spungen.

The first record Malcolm bought - Twist and Shout, the Pierre Cardin Beatles suits and being obliged to give John Lennon one of his own silk suits.

Godfather of Punk, Malcolm McLaren put his musical life into context for 6 Music in 2009.

Malcolm McLaren the Godfather of Punk puts his musical life into context.

0520200109 (6M)

At the end of 2009, just a few months before he died, Malcolm McLaren put his musical life into context, in a programme first broadcast on 6 Music, marking the end of the decade.

The Death of punk and moving forward to the start of the New Romantics with Bow Wow Wow and Adam & The Ants. The start of Hip Hop which he describes as 'Black Punk'. Meeting Afrika Bambaata and cutting the Buffalo Girls track. The invention of cds and cd compilations. The growth in technology leading to Club Culture, Chip Music, Video games and the abuse of the internet. Looking like your straight counterpart - referencing Madonna and 'Vogue-ing'. 'Authenticity and Karaoke'. How it turns out that the bankers in the UK were the biggest punks of them all. 2008 was the end of the culture of desires.

Godfather of Punk, Malcolm McLaren put his musical life into context for 6 Music in 2009.

Malcolm McLaren the Godfather of Punk puts his musical life into context.

0620200110 (6M)

At the end of 2009, just a few months before he died, Malcolm McLaren put his musical life into context, in a programme first broadcast on 6 Music, marking the end of the decade.

The Death of punk and moving forward to the start of the New Romantics with Bow Wow Wow and Adam & The Ants. The start of Hip Hop which he describes as 'Black Punk'. Meeting Afrika Bambaata and cutting the Buffalo Girls track. The invention of cds and cd compilations. The growth in technology leading to Club Culture, Chip Music, Video games and the abuse of the internet. Looking like your straight counterpart - referencing Madonna and 'Vogue-ing'. 'Authenticity and Karaoke'. How it turns out that the bankers in the UK were the biggest punks of them all. 2008 was the end of the culture of desires.

Godfather of Punk, Malcolm McLaren put his musical life into context for 6 Music in 2009.

Malcolm McLaren the Godfather of Punk puts his musical life into context.