Late X-Ray Spex singer would have been 54 today (July 3)

A playlist of late X-Ray Spex singer Poly Styrene‘s favourite tracks has been unveiled to mark what would have been her 54th birthday today (July 3) – click here to launch it.

The punk icon, real name Marianne Joan Elliot-Said, passed away from cancer in April after revealing she was suffering from the illness earlier this year.

In a post on her Facebook community page, it was revealed that the Spotify playlist was chosen by the singer in December. “Raise a few glasses and celebrate Poly‘s colourful life,” it said.

Songs by the likes of Sex Pistols, The Slits and The Rolling Stones feature on the playlist, along with Kaiser Chiefs, Queen and Marilyn Monroe‘s ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’.

The full tracklisting is:

Joni Mitchell – ‘Woodstock’
Janis Joplin – ‘Mercedes Benz’
David Bowie – ‘Suffragette City’
The Slits – ‘Typical Girls’
Stevie Wonder – ‘Pastime Paradise’
Duke Ellington – ‘Take The ‘A’ Train’
The Rolling Stones – ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’
Sex Pistols – ‘Submission’
Marilyn Monroe – ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’
Queen – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Foxey Lady’
Kaiser Chiefs – ‘I Predict A Riot’
Billy Idol – ‘White Wedding’
Leonard Cohen – ‘Suzanne’
Lou Reed – ‘Perfect Day’