Siouxsie Sioux

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Susan Janet Ballion (born 27 May 1957), known professionally as Siouxsie Sioux (/ˈsuzi su/, SU-zi-Su), is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.[1] She came to prominence as the leader and main lyricist of the rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees, who were active from 1976 to 1996. They released 11 studio albums, and had several UK Top 20 singles including "Hong Kong Garden", "Happy House" and "Peek-a-Boo", plus a US Top 25 single in the Billboard Hot 100, with "Kiss Them for Me".

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Siouxsie Sioux
Siouxsie Sioux performing in 1980
Siouxsie Sioux performing in 1980
Background information
Birth nameSusan Janet Ballion
Born (1957-05-27) 27 May 1957 (age 66)
Southwark, London, England
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1976–present
Formerly of
Spouse(s)Peter Edward Clarke m.1991-div.2006

Siouxsie also formed a second group, the Creatures in 1981. With the Creatures, she released four studio albums and singles such as "Right Now". After disbanding the Creatures in the mid-2000s, she has continued as a solo artist, using just the name Siouxsie, and released the album Mantaray to critical acclaim in 2007.

AllMusic named Siouxsie as "one of the most influential British singers of the rock era".[2] Her songs have been covered by Jeff Buckley ("Killing Time"), Tricky ("Tattoo") and LCD Soundsystem ("Slowdive") and sampled by Massive Attack ("Metal Postcard") and the Weeknd ("Happy House"). In 2011, she was awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Music at the Q Awards[3] and in 2012, she received the Inspiration Award at the Ivor Novello Awards.[4]

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