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    Richard Hell

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    (Richard Meyers)
    October 2, 1949 —

    The punk getup: spiked hair. Safety pins. Ripped everything. Born in London, right? Sex Pistols, et al.?

    Wrong! It was born in... Kentucky.

    While the Sex Pistols did popularize it, the punk look originated with Richard Hell (no, not his real name: Meyers), who preceded the famous band. In fact, Malcolm McLaren, the Sex Pistols manager, openly credited Hell for the inspiration. Hell was a punk rock pioneer; he is probably not that well-known because he spent the 1970s jumping from band to band.

    So that's pretty surprising, isn't it? Well, wait until you get to the punchline:

    Hell is Jewish.

    Alright, to be honest, we're more surprised by the Kentucky part...

    Verdict: Borderline Jew.

    September 21, 2015

    See Also

    Louis Brandeis

    Mick Jones

    Iggy Pop

    Joey Ramone

    Joe Strummer
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