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Saturday Videos – Poly Styrene, in Memoriam

April 30, 2011

It was announced earlier this week that Marianne Elliott-Said, better known as Poly Styrene, died of cancer. The influential singer/lyricist was best known for fronting X-Ray Spex in the late seventies, and a solo record in 1980. She left the music biz behind after converting to Hare Krishna in the early eighties, but released two more solo albums in 1986 and 2004. The news of her death comes about a month after the release of her acclaimed new record, Generation Indigo.

Here she is with X-Ray Spex in 1977:

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