Ron Peno

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Ron Peno
Birth name Ronald Stephen Peno
Also known as Ronnie Pop
Origin Australia
Genres punk, Rock
Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1970–present
Associated acts Hellcats
Screaming Tribesmen
The 31st
Died Pretty

Ronald "Ron" Stephen Peno (born 1950s), who also performed as Ronnie Pop, is an Australian rock singer, he fronted Died Pretty from 1984 to 2002;[1][2][3] and was a member of early Sydney punk band The Hellcats (1977), and followed with The 31st (in Brisbane, 1979–1981) and Screaming Tribesmen (Brisbane then Sydney, 1981–1983).[1][2][3]

He was born in Gosford, NSW Central Coast.

After Died Pretty, Peno became involved with Darling Downs (2004),[2] then with Died Pretty guitarist/songwriter, Brett Myers' group Noises and Other Voices (2006);[2] he worked on an collaboration with Kim Salmon. He is now touring with The Superstitions.


  1. ^ a b Mc Farlane, 1999, 'Died Pretty' entry.
  2. ^ a b c d Spencer et al, (2007) Peno, Ron entry. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
  3. ^ a b Nimmervoll, Ed. "Died Pretty". Howlspace – The Living History of Our Music (Ed Nimmervoll). White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 29 January 2005. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 29 January 2010.