Girlschool Guitarist Heads For Hard Rock Heaven

By: Maura / July 16, 2007

Kelly Johnson, an original member of the storied British metal band Girlschool, passed away over the weekend at the age of 49. Johnson had been battling cancer of the spine for the past six years; she’d been in and out of the group since it was initially founded in the late ’70s, when it toured with Motorhead, and she quit the business in 2000, shortly before her cancer was discovered. A full biography and discography are on the tribute page set up by members of Girlschool, which is also playing benefits for cancer research over the coming months.

Ex-GIRLSCHOOL Guitarist KELLY JOHNSON Dead At 49 [93x.com]
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