Forget candy, do you wanna hold Bow Wow Wow?
Bow Wow Wow is the brainchild of Malcolm McLaren, who hatched the idea to create a New Romantic-style band and cross-promote his fashion business.
The band was created when McLaren hired the Ants away from Adam and the Ants and recruited 14-year-old singer Annabella Lwin after hearing her sing along to the radio at his local dry cleaner.
Bow Wow Wow gained attention with their antics and scored several UK hits including the classic I Want Candy. In February of 1983, they released the single for Do You Wanna Hold Me, which reached No. 77 on the U.S. Charts. The video captures the exotic pixie quality of a 16-year-old Lwin prancing around. McLaren died in 2010, but the 46-year-old Lwin still prances around and performs with Bow Wow Wow although she sports her ‘80s trademark shaved Native American hair style.
- Kevin Wuench, guest blogger