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Happy birthday, Wendy O. Williams

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Wendy O. Williams - credit: Ray Palmer

Wendy O. Williams - credit: Ray Palmer

Happy birthday, Wendy O. Williams ...
Born Wendy Orlean Williams on May 28, 1949 in Webster, New York, United States (died: April 6, 1998), Wendy O. Williams, was the lead singer of the punk band the Plasmatics (final lineup (1987): Wendy O. Williams (vocals), Wes Beech (rhythm guitar, lead guitar, keyboards), Chris Romanelli (bass, keyboards), Ray Callahan (drums)), as well as a solo artist.
Her stage theatrics included blowing up equipment, near nudity and chain-sawing guitars.
Dubbed "The Queen of Shock Rock," Williams was widely considered the most controversial and radical female singer of her era.
She often sported a Mohawk haircut.
In 1982, Wendy recorded a duet of the country hit "Stand by Your Man" with Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead.
In 1984, she released the album W.O.W. produced by Gene Simmons of Kiss. Kiss members Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Eric Carr, and Vinnie Vincent also perform on the album. Gene Simmons plays bass but is credited as Reginald Van Helsing.
Williams was nominated in 1985 for a Grammy in the Best Female Rock Vocal Performance category during the height of her popularity as a solo artist.
Williams died of self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 6, 1998, when she was 48.
Rock in peace Wendy!

Wendy O. Williams & The Plasmatics Chain Sawing A Guitar In Half

Wendy O. Williams & The Plasmatics Chain Sawing A Guitar In Half

Wendy O. Williams  Chain Sawing A Guitar In Half

Wendy O. Williams Chain Sawing A Guitar In Half

[ french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Wendy O. Williams ...
Né Wendy Orlean Williams le 28 mai 1949  à Webster, New York, Etats Unis (décédée le 6 aAvril 1998), Wendy O. Williams, était la chanteuse du groupe punk les Plasmatics (dernierlineup (1987): Wendy O. Williams (chant), Wes Beech (guitare rythmique et solo, claviers), Chris Romanelli (basse, claviers), Ray Callahan (batterie)).
Elle a aussi eu une carrière solo.
Elle était connue pour monter sur scènes presque nue et saccager les guitares et le matériel à grands coups de tronçonneuse.
Surnommée "The Queen of Shock Rock," Williams a été souvent considéré comme la chanteuse la plus controversée et radicale de sa génération.
Elle a souvent arboré une coupe de cheveux à l'Iroquoise.
Wendy a enregistré en duo une reprise du 'Hit' country "Stand by Your Man " avec Lemmy Kilmister de Motörhead de 1982.
En 1984, elle a sortie l'album W.O.W., produit par Gene Simmons de Kiss. Les membres de Kiss, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Eric Carr, et Vinnie Vincent ont joué également surl'album. Gene Simmons y a joué de la basse, mais sous le pseunonyme de Reginald Van Helsing.
Williams a été nominé en 1985 aux Grammy Awards dans la catégorie "Meilleure performance vocale rock féminine" alors qu'elle était au sommet de sa popularité en tant qu'artiste solo.
Williams s'est suicidé par balle le 6 avril 1998 à l'age de 48 ans.
Repose en paix Wendy! ]

Shy and retiring as ever! Wendy O'Wiliams and Lemmy Kilmister (motorhead)

Shy and retiring as ever! Wendy O'Wiliams and Lemmy Kilmister (motorhead)

Wendy O. Williams and Gene Simmons (KISS)

Wendy O. Williams and Gene Simmons (KISS)

Wendy O. Williams in a sexy Tight Leopard Dress!

Wendy O. Williams in a sexy Tight Leopard Dress!

Wendy O. Williams on stage with the Williams' trademark Mohawk haircut

Wendy O. Williams on stage with the Williams' trademark Mohawk haircut

Wendy O. Williams with whipped cream on boobs

Wendy O. Williams with whipped cream on boobs

Wendy O. Williams - Rock and Roll tattoo on her left arm

Wendy O. Williams - Rock and Roll tattoo on her left arm

Wendy O. Williams

Wendy O. Williams

Wendy O. Williams

Wendy O. Williams

Wendy O. Williams

Wendy O. Williams

Wendy O. Williams

Wendy O. Williams

Wendy O. Williams - Mohawk on stage

Wendy O. Williams - Mohawk on stage

Wendy O. Williams - Mugshots

Wendy O. Williams - Mugshots

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