Punk col­lec­tion worth £5m torched

The Sun (Malaysia) - - FRONT PAGE -

LON­DON: The son of Sex Pis­tols man­ager Mal­colm McLaren and fash­ion de­signer Vivi­enne West­wood torched a wealth of punk mem­o­ra­bilia on Satur­day to protest of­fi­cial plans to cel­e­brate the punk move­ment’s 40th an­niver­sary.

Joe Corre burnt the items, said to be worth £5 mil­lion (RM28 mil­lion), on a boat on the River Thames.

“Punk was never, never meant to be nos­tal­gic – and you can’t learn how to be one at a Mu­seum of Lon­don work­shop,” he told on­look­ers.

Corre pre­vi­ously said he was an­gered by Punk Lon­don’s plans to mark 40 years of the sub-cul­ture.

The pro­gramme, which in­cludes events, con­certs and exhibitions, is sup­ported by part­ners in­clud­ing the mayor of Lon­don, the Bri­tish Li­brary and the Bri­tish Film In­sti­tute.

Corre said he wanted to high­light “the hypocrisy at the core of this hi­jack­ing of 40 years of ‘An­ar­chy in the UK’”, the Sex Pis­tols’ iconic sin­gle which was re­leased on Nov 26, 1976. – AFP

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