[TypicalGirls] Ruth Polsky

Oliver C omcorner at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Apr 14 23:06:22 EDT 2005

This taken from the web:

  She was a NY music promoter who was basically responsible for bringing 
The Smiths and MANY OTHERS to Danceteria (she is given a dedication on 
their "Shoplifters..." single as well as some of the favorite UK bands 
to NYC for the first time (Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, the Raincoats, 
New Order, Quando Quango, Delta 5, Gene Loves Jezebel) as well as 
bringing such US bands like The db's, Bush Tetras, Bongos and Polyrock 
to London for their UK debuts. She was fatally run over by cab in front 
of the Limelight September 7 1986 before going to see Certain General 
(who she was managing) play. She is definitely someone to remember.


On 14 Apr 2005, at 11:49, weasel walter wrote:

> i can't remember if she worked for danceteria or hurrah or whatever. 
> I'm
> not up on this stuff anymore!
> ww
> On Thu, 14 Apr 2005 13:30:59 -0400 "Mike Appelstein"
> <mike at appelstein.com> writes:
>> While spending my lunch hour doing some Googling, it occurred to me
>> that the late Ruth Polsky was one of the unsung champions of
>> post-punk
>> in America.  Apparently she was one of the few promoters (along with
>> select others, like Jim Fouratt and our own Hilary Jaeger) who
>> brought
>> the early Rough Trade bands to NYC.  Who was she, and how did she
>> end
>> up being one of the go-to people in NYC for young, challenging UK
>> bands?
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