Siouxsie & The Banshees

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Siouxsie Sioux (Susan Janet Ballion, 27 May 1957, London, England, although she also uses Susan Dallion) was part of the notorious ‘Bromley contingent’, including her then boyfriend Steve Severin (b. Steven John Bailey, 25 September 1955, London, England), which followed the Sex Pistols in their early days. Siouxsie had also taken part in the 100 Club Punk Festival in September 1976, singing an elongated version of ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ with a group that included Sid Vicious on drums and future Adam And The Ants member Marco Perroni on guitar. The fledgling singer also achieved some minor fame the same December after a verbal exchange with television presenter Bill Grundy, which unwittingly prompted the Sex Pistols’ infamous swearing match on the Today programme.

A few months after the Grundy incident Siouxsie put together her backing group the Banshees, featuring Severin, John McKay (guitar) and Kenny Morris...

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