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Tagged: Punk Rock

A Band Called Death

13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock: Death

< Little Richard   /   Run-DMC > Death is a story of what was and what should have been. The Detroit based proto-punk band came before the founding fathers of punk music. They were ahead of such legends as the Ramones, Sex Pistols, and the Clash. They began five years before...

Funkadelic

13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock: Funkadelic

< Rosetta Tharpe   /   Jimi Hendrix > The lineage of Funkadelic began in the fifties when George Clinton and four Jersey friends create a doo-wop soul group called the Parliaments. The 1960s see them record for various small labels while George is commuting to Detroit to work with Motown. In...

Poly Styrene

Remembering the First Lady of Punk, Poly Styrene

  July 3rd would have been the 60th birthday of the late Poly Styrene. Born Marian Joan Elliott-Said in 1957, she sadly passed away in April 2011 after a battle with breast cancer. A singer and writer with several solo recordings, she will always be remembered as the lead singer of...

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