Ari Up, 1962–2010

by Liz Colville

Ari Up, the magnetic lead singer of the punk band the Slits, died Wednesday after a long illness. She was just 48.

Here’s Ms. Up (née Arianna Forster) and the band performing “Typical Girls” and below, performing their excellent version of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” during a 2009 tour.

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