Personalities | Siouxsie & The Banshees | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1976–96, 2002)

A legendary punk band, The Banshees did not release their first single, ‘Hong Kong Garden’, until 1978. Vocalist Siouxsie was accompanied by Steve Severin (bass), John McKay (guitar) and Kenny Morris (drums). McKay and Morris left abruptly in 1979 to be replaced by Budgie (ex-Slits) and John McGeoch, formerly of Magazine, whose more sophisticated, nimble-fingered guitar steered the band away from the punk assault of old and into their most popular phase.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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