Madame Wong

I was not always a punk fan. In fact I was rather late to the party, after dabbling in glam metal and death metal, mullet and all. But I do think if you consider yourself a serious music fan, especially a punk music fan, you should know your history and pay your respect to those who paved the way so you can enjoy that New Found Glory record. Or something like that.

With that in mind, Esther Wong, R.I.P.

Wong, who earned the nickname the “godmother of punk,” showcased such popular groups as the Police, X, the Go-Gos, Oingo Boingo, the Motels, the Knack, the Textones and Plane English early in their careers, giving many groups their first major break.
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