Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, born 3 July 1957, is best known as Poly Styrene, singer of the pioneering punk rock band X-Ray Spex.
“On 29 October 2010, NME.com announced that Poly Styrene was to release a solo album titled Generation Indigo, produced by Martin Glover (aka Youth from Killing Joke), in March 2011.
She released a free download of “Black Christmas” in November 2010. “Black Christmas” featured and was written in collaboration with Poly’s daughter, Celeste. It was inspired by the killing spree in Los Angeles instigated by a man dressed as Santa Claus.” (from Wikipedia)
Poly Styrene died of cancer on 25 April 2011.