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1. The Nuns were a punk rock/new wave band in San Francisco in the late 1970s. The band has periodically reformed and played to the present day. The band formed in 1975, and were the among the first punk bands in California. In January 1978, together with The Avengers they opened for the Sex Pistols at their final concert at San Francisco’s Winterland.

Jennifer Miro (nee Jennifer Anderson), Richie Detrick and jeff Raphael. Alejandro Escovedo was the guitarist and main co-writer in the late 1970s. Delphine Neid (also known as Delphine Volino) was their bassist during their late 1980s lineup. Delphine died of a drug overdose in 1990. For a period in the late 1990s Baron Rubenbauer, now a classical guitarist, played guitar in their line up.

Their music included many different elements, from the dark, Germanic cabaret inspired “Lazy”, sung by Jennifer, to the cynically comical “Suicide Child”, sung by Jeff Olener and Detrick.

The Nuns original manager was Edwin Heaven. He discovered them when they opened at The Mabuhay Gardens for The Ramones. Within half a year, he had created a worldwide buzz for the band, designed most of their now-classic posters and, basically, took them from playing at San Francisco’s Mabuhay to playing such larger venues as (Bill Graham’s) Winterland, LA’s The Whisky.


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