- NAME: Malcolm McLaren
- OCCUPATION: Artist, Fashion Designer, Musician
- BIRTH DATE: January 22, 1946
- DEATH DATE: April 08, 2010
- EDUCATION: Harrow Art School, Croydon College of Art, Goldsmiths College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: London, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: Switzerland
- Full Name: Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren
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Recording artist and fashion designer Malcolm McLaren came to fame as manager of the Sex Pistols. Later, he recorded several albums of his own material.
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He went on to manage several other acts, and in 1983 issued an album of his own, Duck Rock, which featured a combination of world music and hip-hop. Several other albums followed, including Fans (1984), Waltz Darling (1989), and Paris (1994).
Over the last several years of his life, McLaren stayed busy with several film, television and radio projects. He was one of the producers of the docu-drama Fast Food Nation (2006) and oversaw the production of a pair of BBC2 radio presentations, Malcolm McLaren's Musical Map of London and Malcolm McLaren's Life and Times in L.A.. McLaren fathered a son with his first partner, designer Vivienne Westwood, and was in a relationship with another partner, Young Kim, at the time of his death. He'd been battling cancer for several months and passed away at a clinic in Switzerland on April 8, 2010.
His varied, bombastic career was driven, he once said, by some advice an old art school teacher had given him. "We will all be failures," the educator told the young McLaren. "But at least be a magnificent, noble failure. Anyone can be a benign success."
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