Malcolm Mclaren - From The Forties To The Noughties [6 Music]

Episodes

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01Episode 120200102 (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.

02Episode 220200103 (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.