LONDON — Don’t get sentimental about punk music — and if you do, don’t go collecting memorabilia from the excellence days of the Sex Pistols.
That seemed to be the summary Saturday when the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and conform engineer Vivienne Westwood set fire to an endless collection of punk memorabilia on a vessel in executive London.
Joe Corre claimed his collection of clothes, posters and other music-related equipment was worth $6.25 million.
He watched it go up in abandon along with effigies of distinguished British politicians loaded with fireworks.
Corre told the throng examination his contentious criticism on the River Thames that “punk was never, never meant to be nostalgic.”
His famous relatives helped spearhead the punk music and conform movements in the 1970s.
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