publication date: Monday, May 27, 2019 (part of Spring 2019)

category: Music

clue: The first voice of punk rock, and the first of his namesake band to pass away.

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


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