Vi Subversa

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Vi Subversa
Background information
Born20 Juin 1935(1935-06-20)
London, England
Deid19 Februar 2016(2016-02-19) (aged 80)
GenresAnarcho punk
ThriftMusician, singer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1975–2016
LabelsCrass, XNTrix
Associate actsPoison Girls

Frances Sokolov (20 Juin 1935 – 19 Februar 2016),[1] better kent bi her stage name Vi Subversa, wis the sangster an guitarist o Breetish anarcho-punk baund Poison Girls.[2]

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

She wis born o East-European Jewish parents. She spent twa years in Israel in the late 1950s wirkin in a ceramic pottery in Beersheba unner Nehemia Azaz,[3] afore returnin tae the Unitit Kinrick. She haed twa childer, Pete Fender (born Daniel Sansom, 1964) an Gem Stone (born Gemma Sansom, 1967) who wur baith members o the punk baunds Fatal Microbes an Rubella Ballet.[4]

Poison Girls[eedit | eedit soorce]

Vi's first public singin wis no wi Poison Girls; it wis as pairt o The Body Shaw at Sussex Varsity in 1975.

In 1979, at 44 year auld an a mither o twa, Vi Subversa released the first single wi the Poison Girls.[5] Her leerics wur written frae a radical feminist punk perspective.[6]

She is featurt in the documentar film She's a Punk Rocker.[7]

Vi's son annooncit on Facebook on 19 Februar 2015 that she haed dee'd.[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ged Babey (20 Februar 2016). "Vi Subversa: 20th June 1935 – 19th February 2016: Flesh and blood is what we are". LouderThanWar. Retrieved 20 Februar 2016.
  2. Raha, Maria. Cinderella's big score: women of the punk and indie underground. Seal Press, 2005.
  3. Grant, Brigit (25 Julie 1986). "Subversive? On the contrary". Jewish Chronicle. p. 15. Archived frae the original on 12 Januar 2016. Retrieved 20 Februar 2016.
  4. [1] Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  5. Cope, Julian. Album of the Month #96. Head Heritage. 2007.
  6. Leblanc, Lauraine. Pretty in Punk. Rutgers University Press. 1999.
  7. "She's A Punk Rocker | Raindance Film Festival 2007". 7 October 2007. Archived frae the original on 24 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  8. "Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 20 Februar 2016.