I'm not 'into' punk, but I read about her when I saw your blog photo. She seems to have been a good woman and it's tragic that she had to die so young and of such a horrible disease.
Another one gone far too young.I can remember seeing her at the start of their set in a very hot and crowded venue in London right at the start of punk but I didn't see much else as all the rest of the audience were much taller than me and started pogoing like mad!
Penny, I liked the energy and creativity of punk and Poly had one of the best voices - she had classical training. I was very sad that she died. LizF, I'd love to have seen Poly in her prime! Identity is one of my favourite tracks.
In the wake of viewing an early gig by the Sex Pistols in a void corridor on Hastings Pier, playing an arrangement of spread songs, she suspected that anybody could do what they were doing thus chose to put a promotion in the paper for 'youthful punx who need to stick it together' to shape a band. So it was from that, she ran as artist with X-Ray Spex, Poly Styrene, a name she browsed the 'Business catalog's the point at which she was 'searching for a name of the time, something plastic...
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