Song of the Week | Poly Styrene

 

 

X Ray Spex vocalist and punk legend Poly Styrene has sadly lost her fight with breast cancer, passing away last night in the presence of her mother and daughter.

The singer, real name Marion Elliot-Said, revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, merely months after the shocking news that Slits founder Ari Up had passed away. 

In honour of the woman herself, and the amazing contribution she made not only to music but to discussions on gender politics, feminism and race, we’re featuring a Song of the Week double bill.

 

 

 

Annette Barlow

 

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