Tuesday 23 September 2008

Lene Lovich: Lucky Number

Lene Lovich was born Lili-Marlene Premilovich in Detroit, Michigan 1949 to an English mother and a Serbian father. After her father had health problems, her mother took her and her three siblings to live in Hull, England when she was 13.

Lovich met the guitarist/songwriter Les Chappell when they were teenagers, and he became her longtime collaborator and life partner. In autumn 1968, they went to London, England to attend art school. It was there that Lovich first tied her hair into the plaits that later became a visual trademark.

She was one of the pioneers of female punk rock whose most popular hit single Lucky Number, was first released in 1978 and appeared on her first Album, Stateless.
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