Earth Says Goodbye To Two Musical Ladies: Bluesy Phoebe Snow, Punker Poly Styrene
British punker Poly Styrene, who formed the Sex Pistol-inspired band X-Ray Spex in the mid 70s, died at 53 from cancer, her website said on Tuesday, reports the L.A. Times. Styrene, whose real name was Marianne Elliott-Said, joined the Hare Krishnas in 1980 and largely faded from public view. Bluesy singer and guitarist Phoebe Snow who was nominated for best new artist at the 1975 Grammys, "had a defining hit of the 1970s" with her song Poetry Man but also dropped out of the spotlight to care for her disabled daughter. She died Tuesday from complications of a brain hemorrhage at age 60, notes the Daily News.