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Malcolm McLaren's Biography

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Malcolm McLaren was born on 22 January 1946 in London and was raised by his grandmother, Rose Corre Isaacs in Stoke Newington.

She was the daughter of Sephardic Jews, who were diamond dealers.

Throughout the 1960s, Malcolm McLaren studied at several arts schools including St. Martin's College of Art and Goldsmith's College.

In 1972, Malcolm McLaren opened a boutique. His partner was Vivienne Westwood and they had a son Joe Corre, who ended up co-founding Agent Provocateur.

The Telegraph explained that Malcolm McLaren and his son were not close.

Malcolm McLaren branched out into managing bands when he met the New York Dolls, but it was with The Sex Pistols that he was to have the most impact.

Even though they were together for just a couple of years the punk band and their songs like Anarchy in the U.K. and God Save the Queen had a huge impact on the music scene and British society.

Malcolm McLaren is not the first person connected to the Sex Pistols to have flown to Australia to be on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, but then do a runner. John Lydon was also a notable contestant in the jungle, who left early. However, Malcolm McClaren actually left before the first programme was broadcast.

McLaren was also instrumental in the success of Bow Wow Wow and wrote the lyrics to Go Wild in the Country.

Malcolm McLaren then had a stint at being the artist himself with hits like Buffalo Gals and a version of Madam Butterfly.

His area of activity was not limited to music and in 1999 he was a candidate for London Mayor.

In 2007, Malcolm McLaren participated in reality show, The Baron, but it was postponed after the death of another contestant Mike Reid.

At the time of his aborted appearance on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Malcolm McLaren was living in Paris with fashion historian Young Kim.

Malcolm McLaren died on 8 April 2010 in Switzerland at the age of 64.

On 26 November 2016, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's son Joe Corre burned punk memorabilia estimated to be worth £5m in the middle of the River Thames.

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