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Punk heroine Arianna Foster AKA Ari UP RIP, 48

Arianna Foster died on October 20 of cancer. I loved The Slits. Watching Ari perform was exciting, joyful, unpredictable, made you want to play-- women rockers just did not look or sound like this band. The Slits were founded in 1976 by Arianna and Paloma Romero (who went on to found The Raincoats) and included Tessa Pollit, and Viv Albertine. Typical girls 1979 Their version of Heard it Through The Grapevine is a classic. Here is a version from the 2009, when the band had been reformed with a new configuration (still fronted by Ari).