Chrissie Hyde, leader of the rock band the Pretenders, once said that she does not want to be labeled a “woman in rock” but wants to be seen as a rock musician who is a woman and whose music should be appreciated for its inherent qualities, not for the gender of the person who made it.
Nevertheless, women played crucial roles in the history of rock music.
Without Sister Rosetta Tharpe, rock might never have been born. Janis Joplin and Grace Slick were at the forefront of the hippie subculture that defined the 1960s. Aretha Franklin gave a voice to the civil rights movement. Riot arr brought forward both feminism and punk. This book celebrates the unique and noteworthy contributions of female artists to rock and other genres of popular music. These women are inspirational figures whose music withstands the test of time and whose achievements encourage generations of girls to pursue their dreams-musical and otherwise.
Publisher: White Star