ORGAN: R.I.P punk legend Vi Subversa

vi_subversivaMore sad news this morning, the passing of a real punk rock legend. Pete Fowler has just posted this about his mother…

“Vi Subversa 20th June 1935 – 19th February 2016

It is with deep sorrow that I have to announce the mourning of my wonderful mum Frances Sokolov, known to many as Vi Subversa, who has passed away peacefully following a short illness.

We know that her death will come as a shock. Vi had recently celebrated her 80th birthday and only a few short weeks ago gave what was to be her final performance.

Vi led an extraordinary life in a variety of fields, but was no doubt best known as the lead singer, lyricist and rhythm guitarist in Poison Girls.

She was a key figure to a lot of people and we know that there will be a great many who would wish to pay tribute to her music and words, as well as to her remarkable achievements in life. We know too that she would want this to happen.

We are holding a private funeral for her close friends and family, and naturally there will be a public event to celebrate her life and work later in the year. We, her family, ask that our need for privacy be respected during this very difficult time.

We are confident that Vi would not wish her friends and fans to overindulge in sadness. We all feel that her life was complete and should be celebrated. She made it to the milestone, and her time had come. Flesh and blood is what we are”

Love, Pete Fender x”

Previous celebrations of Vi

ORGAN THING OF THE DAY: How good is this, the wisdom and beauty of age, Vi Subversa (of Poison Girls) performing Old Tart’s Song at Brighton Green Door last weekend, 5th December 2015. She’s always been brilliant…. . The Poison … Continue reading 

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