R.I.P Ari Up

The Slits lead singer Ari Up has passed away at only 48. The Slits began when Ari was only 14 and were arguably the most influential all girl punk band in history. The group released two albums, including 1979’s masterpiece Cut which saw the threesome posing topless on the front cover and Return Of The Giant Slits before breaking up 1982. Ari continued her musical career, working with artists such as Lee Scratch Perry, The New Steppers and solo as Baby Ari & Medussa. The announcment was made via John Lydon’s website…

“John and Nora have asked us to let everyone know that Nora’s daughter Arianna (aka Ari-Up) died today (Wednesday, October 20th) after a serious illness. She will be sadly missed.

Everyone at JohnLydon.com and PiLofficial.Com would like to pass on their heartfelt condolences to John , Nora and family.

Rest in Peace.”

– JOHNLYDON.COM

There are two video’s below, the The Slits most famous track, ‘Typical Girls’ and its B-Side a cover of Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’.