poison ivy & harley

Ivy was born Kristy Marlana Wallace on February 20, 1953, in San Bernardino, California, and was raised near Sacramento. In 1972, while attending Sacramento State College, Wallace met future Cramps singer Lux Interior (born Erick Purkhiser).[1] Two years later they moved to his hometown of Akron, Ohio, and then to New York City In 1976, as part of the emerging punk rock scene, they began performing as the Cramps.[3] They quickly gained a reputation for their unusual, rockabilly-inspired music and wild live performances. The Cramps, with Ivy, Lux, and various other guitarists, drummers, and bassists, continued to release records and perform live until 2009, enjoying some commercial success (mainly in Europe) and acquiring a strong cult following worldwide