Esther Wong Has Left The Building
Esther Wong, the unlikely "godmother of punk" who showcased such groups as Oingo Boingo at her Madame Wong's clubs in Chinatown and Santa Monica in the late 1970s and '80s, has died. She was 88.
She was immortalized in the Graham Parker song "Manoeuvres"
Downtown L.A. madam Wong's, someone puts a tape on a couple of songs, advertising the place next door, Madam finds out she sure gets sore, Out come the coolies, swinging their lead, get those rockers, take their heads, those poor souls must pay the price, they wind up in tomorrow's fried rice