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Poly Styrene, 1957-2011

2011/04/26

Poly Styrene, frontlady of the seminal punk band x-Ray Spex, passed away today at age 53.

Read about her in the BBC article here.

“Just head that Poly Styrene has passed away. Little girls should be seen and not heard wasn’t only a view held by our parent’s generation – the rock hacks of the mid-70s also subscribed to the idea that female musicians should be rock chicks a la Suzy Quatro. Poly pushed against that and the boys club that was early punk rock. Celebrate her life!” -Billy Bragg

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