Former CLASH manager Bernie Rhodes
caused a scene at Malcolm McLaren's funeral at Highgate Cemetery, London last on
April 22 by shouting at mourners on two separate occasions, it has emerged.
Rhodes initially walked down the aisle uninvited and exclaimed: "If we're not
careful we're going to turn Malcolm into John Lennon, into a saint. Malcolm was
no saint." Later, during a reading by McLaren's former partner Vivienne
Westwood, Rhodes again interrupted proceedings. "This is about Malcolm, not you!"
he is said to have shouted at the fashion designer. "You're part of the
establishment now!" In reply, Westwood apparently sighed and said: "I thought
this might happen," before calling Rhodes by his first name of "Bernie". He then
shouted back: "It's Bernard! Bernard Rhodes!
The funeral procession for MALCOLM McLAREN has taken place through the streets of Camden, north London today (April 22), as the former Sex Pistols manager's cortege made its way to Highgate Cemetery following his funeral.
The manager-turned artist in his own right passed away on April 8 in Switzerland after suffering from cancer.
McClaren's coffin - which was stenciled with the legend "Too fast to live too young to die" - was drawn by four black horses in full funeral regalia and arrived at Camden Town tube station this afternoon.
The main part of Camden High Street was lined by hundreds of fans paying their respects, while shopkeepers and market traders paused from their work to view the procession.
In front of the coffin was a car filled with flowers spelling out "Cash from chaos". Following the hearse – on the back of which was an anarchy symbol made of red and white roses – were four cars and a dark green Routemaster bus, its destination billed as "Nowhere".
A soundsystem on the back of the bus, full of revelling mourners, played tracks including Sid Vicious' version of 'My Way', the cover of 'Rock Around The Clock' from 'The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle' movie and other punk anthems. The bus was followed by crowds of people, while leather-clad punks jumped on the back of the vechicle and sang along as it made its way down the high street.
Stopping on the corner of Ferdinand Street and Chalk Farm Road at the Monarch music venue, the mourners left the bus and it sped off around the corner, punks still clinging onto it, before playing out the strains of 'Something Else'.
A private funeral service took place prior to the procession.
Earlier the manager's family had encouraged the public to take part in a "minute of mayhem" at noon encouraging the public to stop and play "their favourite records".
Ben Westwood – son of Vivienne, who was McLaren's partner in the 70s – remembered him fondly.
"He was a really good friend. He was a really nice person. My brother [Joseph Corre, McLaren's son with Vivienne Westwood] said 'travel well' to him when he died. And that's what I'd like to say as well. Travel well Malcolm, you're a star."
Westwood added that he hopes McLaren's grave at Highgate Cemetery becomes a shrine in the future. "He's [to be] buried in Highgate Cemetery, and I hope his grave becomes like Jim Morrison's or Serge Gainsburg's and all those others."
JOHN LYDON has spoken again about McLaren: "His death came as a complete shock to me," he said. "We've had wonderful arguments over the years. We always liked to get a good rise out of each other - endless forms of amusement for both of us. But we fought the same battle on the same side of the fence against boredom, apathy, laziness and cowardice. That's how I choose to remember him."
Videos + Photos from McLAREN’S Funeral on “The God Save The Sex Pistols”-Site
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The U.K. SUBS Time & Matter website is pleased to announce the launch of our 'not for profit company' Time & Matter Recordings.
T&M exists purely to put out previously un-released or no longer available U.K. Subs material on CD and DVD (and possibly other formats) with 100% of the profits going to a charity or individual personally chosen by Charlie Harper, further details of which can be found on the website. The first release is a CD re-issue of the legendary 1980 bootleg ‘Dance & Travel In The Robot Age’, available for just £5-00 (plus postage). Originally released in 1980 by Black & White Recs (from the Isle of White
in the UK), the recording was made by the late Tracy Crazy, from the Italian punk band S.I.B, who also took the photographs used on the cover. The gig where the recording was made, at the Palalido in Milan, Italy was part of a seven date European tour that the Subs played with the Ramones. Now, thirty years later, this historic recording is finally getting a proper CD release. Whilst not recorded with the most sophisticated equipment, and reproduced for this release from an original vinyl copy, "Dance & Travel" captures the Subs at the height of their powers with a blistering set of what would become the classics that are the mainstay of their live performances to this day. Time & Matter Recordings now gives you the opportunity to own this essential U.K. Subs bootleg in digital format. This attractively produced CD features exclusive liner notes by Paul Slack, a 4 page booklet with artwork from the original bootleg release and exclusive Black & White band member profile photographs originally used on the back cover of the Warhead 7" single, seen here in their original uncropped, untreated form. Limited edition of 300 hand numbered copies.
Recorded: 16 February 1980
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