Friday, April 9, 2010

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Vivienne Westwood leads tributes to Malcolm McLaren

Tributes have been paid to Malcolm McLaren by his family and friends from the music industry.

Dame Vivienne Westwood, his former partner, said McLaren was "a very charismatic, special and talented person".

"When we were young and I fell in love with Malcolm, I thought he was beautiful and I still do.

Joe Corre, McLaren's son with Dame Vivienne Westwood, said: "He was the original punk rocker and revolutionized the world." "He's somebody I'm incredibly proud of. He's a real beacon of a man for people to look up to."

Young Kim, 38, McLaren's partner of 12 years, described him as the "ultimate post modern artist", she explained: "I think Malcolm recognised he had changed the culture, he saw he had changed the world."

"Everyone asks who was Malcolm McLaren, everything he did was ground breaking, as an artist he carried on the link from Andy Warhol. He was the ultimate post modern artist."

Music journalist Jon Savage, who wrote "England's Dreaming," a history of the Sex Pistols and punk, said that "without Malcolm McLaren there would not have been any British punk."

"He's one of the rare individuals who had a huge impact on the cultural and social life of this nation."

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