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Punk princess writes from the heart
12 September 2015
I was fourteen years old, my school in Luton arranged a visit to London to see Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. After the visit we were set loose and allowed to wander around the area for an hour.
Being pre pubescent boys we all made for the local record store where I gazed on the beautiful Viviane for the first time on a poster pasted on the wall and kapow! I was smitten. ( not very punk rock , Objectifying women I know, but it is what it is).
Afterwards I bought the records and loved them , and carried on in my sonic journey through life.
Many years passed and one day I stumbled upon a documentary on TV about Six Vicious where many of the anecdotal tales were told by Viv and again Kapow! I was a raging ball of fourteen year old hormones once more.
I decided to buy the book , to see where she had been all these years.
The punk rock period is such a long time ago now it was lovely to revisit my memories of the period and hear it from someone who lived it all on the front lines so to speak.
I think it's fair to say Viv has led a very interesting life touched by triumph and tragedy but her spirit and good humour shines through.
She's a great musician, a great artist and even now decades later has a smile that could light up Wembley stadium..
I hope she finds lasting love with someone but just in case , Viv I'm waiting!