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RIP Poly Styrene, 53: O, Cancer, Up Yours

And a brilliant amount of context and testimony from the likes of Johnny Rotten and Billy Bragg in under four minutes:

3 Responses to “RIP Poly Styrene, 53: O, Cancer, Up Yours”

  1. Kaz marsh says:

    A massive influence to me in my angry teenage years R.I.P much love to all who had the honor of knowing her.

  2. lulu lambretta says:

    She was a true original even in the world of punk. Every song a classic.

  3. Chris Lemon says:

    It’s sad to see her go. She had such a great influence in her genre.

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