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Graffiti-Filled Former Sex Pistols Home Given Grade 2 Listed Status


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A London building, which was once home to the Sex Pistols in the mid-1970s, has been awarded Grade 2* Listed Status by heritage body Historic England. Number 6 and 7 Denmark Street in Tin Pan Alley have both been given the second highest form of listing and will be persevered, despite the redevelopment currently happening in the area.

john LydonThe Sex Pistols’ former home is now a listed building.

The building, a former silversmith’s workshop attached to a townhouse, was graffitied by Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon after he moved in during the mid-1970s. Lydon’s graffiti includes a drawing of the band’s manager Malcolm McLaren, holding a wad of cash and captioned “Muggerage”.

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Dame Vivienne Westwood Publishes Biography


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Dame Vivienne Westwood has released a biography.

The self-titled work - which was released today (10.10.14) - was written in collaboration with historian and biographer Ian Kelly and is described by the fashion designer herself as a ''story nobody ever did before''.

She said: '''The living deserve respect. The dead deserve the truth.

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Dame Vivienne Westwood Dedicates Award To Husband


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Dame Vivienne Westwood has dedicated her latest fashion award to her 'phenomenal' husband.

The 73-year-old designer was inducted into the Scottish Fashion Hall of fame at the annual ceremony in London last night (01.09.14) during which she thanked her hubby Andreas Kronthaler as well as the late designer and musician Malcolm McLaren - with whom she has a son, Joseph Corré - for inspiring her love of traditionally Scottish tartan fabrics.

She said: ''I dedicate this award to two men who have been my co-designers.

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Malcolm Mclaren's Girlfriend Opens Up About Will Battle


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Malcolm McLaren's longtime girlfriend has opened up about her bitter legal battle with the star's son over his estate, insisting the late Sex Pistols manager wrote him out of the will deliberately.

The music mogul died in Switzerland in 2010 after losing a battle with cancer, and he left his entire estate to Young Kim, his partner of 12 years.

MCLaren's son, Joseph Corre, challenged the decision in court, but his bid to overturn the will was rejected last year (12) and Kim was awarded the sum of the star's estate, which was valued at around $263,113 (£169,750).

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After A Funeral Service For The Late Malcolm McLaren At The Holy Trinity Church In Marylebone.

Malcolm McLaren and Sex Pistols - Ed Tudor Pole sticks two fingers up at the crowd on board a bus making its way to Highgate cemetery McLaren, The former Sex Pistols manager died of mesothelioma on April 8th, 2010 London, England - after a funeral service for the late Malcolm McLaren at the Holy Trinity Church in Marylebone. Thursday 22nd April 2010

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Malcolm Mclaren Laid To Rest


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Malcolm McLaren was laid to rest in London today (22.04.10).

Mourners including Adam Ant, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie, Bob Geldof and artist Dinos Chapman attended a service for the late star, held at St Mary Magdalene's church in Camden.

McLaren's family, including partner Young Kim and ex-partner fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood - who wore a headband which said 'chaos' - and their son Joseph Corré also paid their respects to the former manager of the Sex Pistols, who claimed to have created punk.

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Adam Ant Records Tribute To Mclaren


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Pirate rocker Adam Ant has added a tribute to his former manager Malcolm McLaren on his comeback album.

The Stand & Deliver hitmaker has confirmed reports he's working on his first album in 15 years, and he's dedicating one new song to ex-Adam & The Ants svengali MCLaren, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this month (Apr10).

Ant, real name Stuart Goddard, tells NME.com that the track Who's a Goofy Bunny Then? was written with "surrogate father" MCLaren in mind almost 30 years ago - and the music mogul's passing prompted him to rework the tune.

The song will appear on Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar in Marrying The Gunner's Daughter, which features collaborations with former 3 Colours Red guitarist Chris MCCormack, Marco Pirroni and "a member of Oasis".

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Mclaren's Girlfriend Blames Death On Shop Asbestos


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Malcolm McLaren's cancer was caused by asbestos in the ceiling of his London fashion store, according to his girlfriend.

The punk legend passed away in Switzerland last Thursday (08Apr10) after losing his battle with a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma, which is often associated with asbestos exposure.

Since his passing, MCLaren's son Joe Corre has insisted his father never came into contact with asbestos, but now the former Sex Pistols manager's longterm lover Young Kim has revealed the deadly particles were found in his iconic punk fashion store, Sex.

MCLaren ran the shop in the 1970s with his former partner, Dame Vivienne Westwood, and Kim fears the fashion designer also came into contact with the minerals when she worked in the store.

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John Lydon Pays Tribute To Mclaren


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John Lydon has paid tribute to late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, who died yesterday (08.04.10).

Former Sex Pistols frontman John - also known as Johnny Rotten - described McLaren, who passed away from cancer in Switzerland, as a great "entertainer" and insists he will be sorely missed.

He said: "For me Malc was always entertaining, and I hope you remember that.

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Enjoys The Sunshine In West London

Malcolm McLaren Wednesday 1st July 2009 enjoys the sunshine in West London London, England

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Ant: 'Rotten Was The Real Punk Originator'


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Rocker Adam Ant insists former Sex Pistols frontman JOHNNY ROTTEN deserves more credit for kicking off the UK punk movement than rock svengali Malcolm McLaren, despite MCLaren's boasts that he "invented" the genre.
The STAND AND DELIVER star believes punk was essentially a working class phenomenon which was hijacked by the middle classes.
And he claims that, while middle class MCLaren was a true pioneer, it was working class hero Rotten - real name John Lydon - who pushed the movement forward.
He tells London magazine Time Out, "There was a definite element of class tourism.
"I enjoyed Julien Temple's film THE GREAT ROCK 'N' ROLL SWINDLE, where Malcolm MCLaren tells us that he invented punk and used the Pistols as his puppets - but I think it was one of Malcolm's fantasies.
"Malcolm was a great catalyst and deserves credit as an originator but, in John Rotten, he was dealing with a poet.
"John put everything into action. He was an electric presence and completely authentic."

Mclaren: 'Why I Urinated On Branson's Carpet'


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Punk svengali Malcolm McLaren insists the occasion he urinated on SIR Richard Branson was entirely justified, as the Virgin tycoon had been "two-faced".
The rock mogul was in the middle of making Sex Pistols movie THE GREAT ROCK 'N' ROLL SWINDLE with film-maker Julien Temple, but in order to complete the film, he needed more money.
After trying and failing to convince Branson to buy him out, he hit back at the snub by relieving himself all over the floor of his plush houseboat.
He says, "I decided to visit Branson on his boat, which was parked on the Regent's Canal in London, to demand that he buy me out of the Sex Pistols so that I could finish The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle.
"I thought Branson had been two-faced in his dealings with me. So, to register my disrespect, I took out my penis and urinated on his office carpet.
"I'm not sure how he reacted as I immediately took my leave."

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