Tagged: Punk Rock

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Death: 13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock

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 the most famous African-American Punk band,...

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Funkadelic: 13 Inspiring Black Artists of Rock

Funkadelic 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 1967, after signing a deal with the...

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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...