The origins of
punk lie in the early 1970s New York underground music scene. Born amidst
the declining musical forces of big-name musicians, punk aimed to bring back
the original style, energy and passion of rock music. Starting with Lou Reed,
the scene grew to include Iggy Pop, Richard Hell and the New York Dolls. The
latter were briefly managed by Malcom McClaren, one of the instigators of
the punk movement in Britain and the architect behind the notorious punk band,
the Sex Pistols.