Wise old man of pop Malcolm McLaren has just returned from a holiday in Leningrad where he visited some Russians who’ve been penpals since the Sex Pistols days.
Malcy’s sparring partner Trevor Horn told Whispers that McLaren’s new opera album is “terrific and will open up a lot of ears”. His next single is a three-minute version of Carmen which Malcolm calls “a wonderful strip show”.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood will play Liverpool this year —
In Atlanta, Georgia, a stage invasion by a hundred fans resulted in Paul Rutherford having a fancy waistcoat nicked and in the disappearance of two leather jackets.
But that’s nowt compared to what Holly lost in New York before FGTH played three nights at the Ritz —
Mark O’Toole’s verdict on Brill’s boss Andy Warhol was fairly succinct. “He’s a decrepit old git. The only thing he’s got going for him is that he can throw shit at the walls, call it art and sell it for thousands.” When Frankie pack up, Mark is thinking of taking a job as Guardian art critic.