Helen Wheels

 

 

 

Age: 50

 

Summary: influential punk rock music singer and songwriter who was considered as a doyenne of the New York City punk subculture fronting her own aggro-melodic Helen Wheels Band throughout northeastern U.S. in the 1970's and 1980's, whose recordings have been collected on the 1999 compilation CD Archetype that also includes the band's self-released six-song EP Post Modern Living produced by former Blue Oyster Cult bassist Joe Bouchard and who also wrote lyrics on a handful of Blue Oyster Cult songs including Tattoo Vampire and Sinful Love from that group's 1976 breakthrough album Agents of Fortune.

 

 

Cause of Death: Staph infection after surgery on her neck

 

Born: May 6, 1949

 

Died: January 17, 2000

 

Location: Ithaca, New York