"I was born in Philadelphia," said Michael DeLuca, aka Mikey Wild, in the YouTube video "Mikey Wild: the Livng Legend." "I'm a Philadelphian. I'm the king."
The mayor of South Street, Philadelphia's proto-punk scene, died Wednesday.
Mikey Wild couldn't really play any instrument and had a talent for being vulgar. He has been a fixture on the city's punk scene since the late 1970s.
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Wild is true punk royalty in this town, and his services to Philly music were formally recognized in the 1980s when Wild was anointed “Mayor of South Street” in a formal presentation at the storied rock club J.C. Dobbs.