Produced in 1946 in London, England, Malcolm McLaren was among the creative powers on the other side of the sound and approach of the Sex Pistols. Having a passion for fashion and societal friction, the avant-garde McLaren went to manage several other groups following the Pistols’ death in 1978, in addition to record several albums of his own content. He died in Switzerland from complications associated with cancer on April 8, 2010. Among the creative powers behind English punk rock as well as the Sex Pistols particularly, Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren was born January 22, 1946, in London, England.
Therefore, school had not been a perfect fit for the creative McLaren. His fights in school led one association to expel him and another, Croydon College of Art, to make an effort to have him committed into a mental institution. In 1971 McLaren dropped out of school for good and started a boutique store in Chelsea. Initially called Let It Rock and afterwards renamed Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die, the shop specialized in 1950s “Teddy boy” trends.