Malcolm McLaren (born Malcolm Robert Andrew Edwards, 22 January 1946, in London) is an English impresario, musician and self-publicist who is best known as being the manager of the punk rock band Sex Pistols.
McLaren was born to Pete McLaren and Emmy Isaacs in the suburbs of postwar London.
His father left when he was two, so he was raised by his grandmother, Rose Corre Isaacs, in Stoke Newington, London. She was a charismatic, formerly wealthy daughter of Portuguese Sephardic Jews who were former diamond dealers. When Malcolm was six, Emmy Isaac married Martin Levi, a man working in London's rag trade. McLaren’s stepfather and his mother owned a shmatte factory in London’s East End, 'Eve Edwards London Limited', and Malcolm lived in a fine suburban house. Unfortunately, Malcolm and his stepfather never got along, and by the time he hit his teens, Malcolm couldn’t wait to leave home. After a series of jobs (including one as a wine taster), he went on to attend several Art Colleges...
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The Filth and the Fury is a 2000 rockumentary film about the Sex Pistols directed by Julien Temple.The Filth and the Fury is the second movie Julien Temple made about The Sex Pistols. His first effort was The Great Rock and Roll Swindle, which was released at the tail end of punk rock's first wave in the 1970s. This earlier effort was criticised for being too skewed towards the Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren's version of events about the band. The Filth and the Fury tells the story from the viewpoint of the bandmembers themselves.The title of the film is a reference to a headline that appeared in the British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror after an interview on ITV's Today presented by Bill Grundy. See EMI and the Grundy incident on the Sex Pistols main article.Temple's documentary charts the rise, decline and fall of the Sex Pistols from their humble beginnings in Shepherd's Bush to their disintegration at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Temple puts the band into...,
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980) fictional "documentary" (a "mockumentary") film directed by Julien Temple about the seminal British punk band, The Sex Pistols. It starred the band: singer Johnny Rotten as "The Collaborator", guitarist Steve Jones as "The Crook", bassist Sid Vicious as "The Gimmick", drummer Paul Cook as "The Tea-Maker", and the band's infamous manager, Malcolm McLaren, as "The Embzzler". It also features original bassist Glen Matlock. Indeed, it was Matlock, not Vicious, who had actually played bass guitar on all the tracks on The Sex Pistols' only official album, "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols" (1977), with the exception of their infamous song, "Anarchy in the UK". Steve Jones played bass on that track. Matlock appears briefly in some live scenes. British diva Marianne Faithfull was asked to appear as Sid Vicious' mother, but when she read that her character was to have a sex scene, she declined. However, Sting, bassist and lead singer of the b...
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980) is a fictional "documentary" (a "mockumentary") film directed by Julien Temple about the seminal British punk rock band Sex Pistols. It starred the band: singer Johnny Rotten as "The Collaborator", guitarist Steve Jones as "The Crook", bassist Sid Vicious as "The Gimmick", drummer Paul Cook as "The Tea-Maker", and the band's infamous manager, Malcolm McLaren, as "The Embezzler". It also features original bassist Glen Matlock, who appears briefly in some live scenes.
The film tells the story of the rise and fall of the Sex Pistols from the viewpoint of their manager Malcolm McLaren. This is done by footage shot by director Julien Temple of the band from their beginnings, live and interview footage from various sources, animated sequences, as well as scenes featuring McLaren explaining his own personal philosophy behind the band.
As the film was made after the break up of the band, no participation from Johnny Rotten occurred (he only is...
Malcolm McLaren was born