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10 Reasons Why the Sex Pistols Didn't (or Couldn't) Save Rock 'n' Roll: In honor of Julien Temple's The Filth And The Fury

Gary Pig Gold, Cosmik Debris, June 2000

1. MALCOLM McLAREN

Never before in the long and illustrious annals of popular music history has a man been handed so much raw talent atop a potentially platinous platter at such an opportune time and location as when Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock, fresh from hiring a new frontperson named Johnny Rotten, strolled into London's cleverly named Sex Shoppe in 10/75 and asked its proprietor, suede-o bohemian entrepreneur Malcolm McLaren, if he'd be interested in helping them invent punk rock, revolutionize - or, failing that, destroy - the music business, and earn a million pounds (of Dollars) in the process.

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