Who Was Gaye Advert (Punk Rock Star)?

Gaye BlackPunk rock has not only influenced male artists but some of the renowned female artists also got profoundly associated with this genre. Gaye Advert (born on 29 Aug, 1956) was one of the first female rock stars of the punk rock movement. She was an English punk rock musician, who played bass guitar in the band. She had photogenic looks. Her “panda-eye make-up and ubiquitous leather jacket were the trademark of her personality.

Gaye Advert and T.V. Smith, both belonged to Bideford, a small coastal town in Devon. In 1976 both moved to London and formed a band there. Later that year they got married. Gaye Advert became a sex symbol for her own style and attained the rank of Top of the Pops.

Adverts’ early career was greatly affected with The Roxy club, London’s first live punk venue. Actually, they were one of the ground-breaking bands who performed there during its first 100 days. The Adverts’ raw, passionate sound, quickly grabbed the attention of Brian James, the Damned’s guitarist who later offered the group an opening spot on the Damned’s imminent tour. “One-Chord Wonders” was Adverts debut single which was regarded as one of the greatest early UK punk singles.

In July 1977, this single prompted much larger and better Anchor Records for Adverts. The band released their subsequent single “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes”. This single became hit in U.K. and was considered to be amongst UK Top 20 hits. This single was band’s earliest punk to do a great business in the market.