Poly Styrene

Poly Styrene 1957 – 2011

Cult singer Poly Styrene, born Joan Elliott-Said, passed away last night, aged 53. The British-Somali musician and songwriter, who fronted the pioneering punk band X-Ray Spex, lost her battle with breast cancer just weeks after the release of her comeback solo album Generation Indigo.

Gone too Soon – 2011 tributes

2011 will be remembered for many great things in the world of music, but also some notable losses. Here's a reminder of the songwriters, composers and musicians we lost in 2011.