Malcolm McLaren Passed Away
Malcolm McLaren, great musician, manager of the Sex Pistols passed away yesterday at age 64. Nostalgic or still creative, his Madame Butterfly remains as one of my favorites. Dancing to it my early college years.
A good friend said it much better than I could: “Malcolm was a visionary and what he lacked in absolute musical ability he more than made up for in innovation and energy, the breadth of which is astonishing. By mentoring, publicising and blending at one time or another so many wildly diverse music strands, many of which had previously achieved only marginal interest before him, he has in no small way become responsible for a lot of the music that the world hears and takes for granted today. Not content with grabbing the zeitgeist of the times, he has in many cases actually created it.
Mocked, undervalued or totally ignored even in his home country, the world is a poorer place without him. By those who know, he will be sorely missed.”
May he rest in peace.