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Punk's Queen Mother: Kim Gordon

Stephen Dalton, Times, The, September 2005

BACKSTAGE AT V Festival, the queen mother of punk rock shelters from the punishing sun. With her dirty-blonde hair and boho-bag-lady chic, Kim Gordon cuts a lean and iconic figure. At 52, she is half Patti Smith and half Patsy from Absolutely Fabulous. She also appears majestically unruffled about playing a festival bill dominated by pop striplings half her age.

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