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McLaren: Svengali or Superpro?

Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 25 January 1983

SEVEN YEARS ago, boutique owner and fashion designer Malcolm McLaren propelled four hostile London youths on one of rock's most tumultuous chapters. As manager of the Sex Pistols and punk's chief propagandist, this self-styled subversive transformed the rock band into cultural hoodlums.

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