Jennifer Miro (Born Jennifer Anderson)
May 3, 1957 – December 16, 2011
Jennifer Miro was a keyboardist and singer who played in the pioneering San Francisco punk band, the Nuns. Formed in 1975, the band, which included Alejandro Escovedo and Jeff Olener, brought on Miro who had grown tired of playing in a local Doobie Brothers cover band. The band quickly found its audience with the Bay Area’s underground punk lovers, and on January 14, 1978, they found themselves opening for the Sex Pistols‘ final concert at the legendary Winterland Ballroom. For a brief time, the Nuns were managed by Bill Graham, but they parted ways due to Graham reportedly taking offense to their song, “Decadent Jew.” After the Nuns broke up in 1979, Miro played with the VIPs and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a solo career. She also worked with Narada Michael Walden and later found some success as a fetish model. The Nuns reunited a couple of times during the ’80s and late ’90s. On December 16, 2011, Jennifer Miro died from complications of liver and breast cancer. She was 54.
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