There would have been no Sex Pistols without manager and impresario Malcolm McLaren, and the world would have been a much duller place for it. He may not have started the Punk movement but definitely pushed it into the headlines with his fashion and marketing savvy.
And he was the nicest guy … in town to promote his latest album Paris, I was expecting an attitude but jet-lagged and dapper Malcolm was gracious, interested and uncomplaining. The way it would roll for these out-of-towners in Tokyo to promote their music or film was pretty grueling. They would usually be in country for less than a week, and each day was scheduled with back to back magazine, newspaper, radio and TV interviews. It would be nothing to have 10 or more in a single day. I was fortunate with Malcolm, I had him on his first day, I think his first interview off the plane. He hadn't had a chance to become jaded.