R.I.P “Slits” Frontwoman, Ari Up

One of my favorite bands from the late 70s, The Slits. Thanks Scott.

From Pitchfork:

Arianna Foster, aka Ari Up, frontwoman for pioneering English punk band the Slits, has passed away, according to the website of John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd., who was also Up’s stepfather. According to Lydon’s site, Up died “after a serious illness.” She was 48 years old.

Also passing away is jazz saxophonist Marion Brown.

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