The late Poly Styrene’s birthday song list

The much loved and missed Poly Styrene would have been 54 today.

Before she died she compiled a list of her current favourite tunes for her forthcoming birthday.

It makes interesting reading.

The full tracklisting is:

Joni Mitchell ”“ ”ËœWoodstock’
Janis Joplin ”“ ”ËœMercedes Benz’
David Bowie ”“ ”ËœSuffragette City’
The Slits ”“ ”ËœTypical Girls’
Stevie Wonder ”“ ”ËœPastime Paradise’
Duke Ellington ”“ ”ËœTake The ”ËœA’ Train’
The Rolling Stones ”“ ”Ëœ(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’
Sex Pistols ”“ ”ËœSubmission’
Marilyn Monroe ”“ ”ËœDiamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’
Queen ”“ ”ËœBohemian Rhapsody’
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ”“ ”ËœFoxy Lady’
Kaiser Chiefs ”“ ”ËœI Predict A Riot’
Billy Idol ”“ ”ËœWhite Wedding’
Leonard Cohen ”“ ”ËœSuzanne’
Lou Reed ”“ ”ËœPerfect Day’

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