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Darby Crash: saint anger

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As the lead singer of The Germs, Darby Crash was by far the most feral figure in LA's legendary mid-late 70s punk scene. But despite a suitably rock’n’roll suicide at 22, fate conspired to obscure his fame

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The woman who created hip hop

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Number one in the US charts by the age of 16, writing hits for Ike and Tina by 26 and producer of one of the the first ever disco singles aged 40. And all that before Sylvia Robinson created the billion dollar industry we call hip hop

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