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Vi Subversa
Background information
Born 20 Juin 1935(1935-06-20)
London, England
Deid 19 Februar 2016(2016-02-19) (aged 80)
Genres Anarcho punk
Thrift Musician, singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1975–2016
Labels Crass, XNTrix
Associate acts Poison 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 years 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 February 2016). "Vi Subversa: 20th June 1935 – 19th February 2016: Flesh and blood is what we are". LouderThanWar. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  2. Raha, Maria. Cinderella's big score: women of the punk and indie underground. Seal Press, 2005.
  3. Grant, Brigit (July 25, 1986). "Subversive? On the contrary". Jewish Chronicle. p. 15. 
  4. [1] Archived 20080807174606 at Error: unkent archive URL
  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. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  8. "Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 2016-02-20.