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Women Who R
Transcript of Women Who R
1970s: Punk and Post-Punk
Chrissie Hynde said, “That was the beauty of the punk thing: [Sexual] discrimination didn’t exist in that scene.” The DIY aspect of punk rock made it easier for a woman to find a place in music.
Souixie Souix is best known as the lead singer of Souixie and the Banshees; Allmusic named Siouxsie as "one of the most influential British singers of the rock era"
1980s: Causing a Commotion
Madonna unapologetically celebrated and monetized her sexuality and physicality, paving the way for female performers to explore previously taboo roles and take control of their image and career.
Joan Jett is a feminist icon whose song "I Love Rock and Roll" continues to be an anthem for rockers everywhere
1960s: Counterculture and Revolution
American society experienced a revolution in the late 1960s , especially for African- Americans and women
Carole King wrote over two dozen chart hits for rock performers in the 1960s; her album Tapestry (1971) remained on the charts for six years
Gladys Knight was a soul artist who wrote and performed a number of hits for the Motown label in the 1960s
1950s: Get Outta That Kitchen, Rattle Those Pots and Pans
In the 1950s, women were almost completely absent from the emerging rock and roll spotlight
Ruth Brown was known as the "Queen of R&B"; she brought a pop sound to the genre in a series of hits for Atlantic Records
Wanda Jackson was a singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock and roll artist
1990s: Ladies First!
The 1990s was the era the riot grrrl, the rapper and the Lilith Fair, reshaping traditional ideas of feminism and traditionally male-dominated areas of the music industry.
Led by Kathleen Hanna, Bikini Kill was a punk band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1990
PJ Harvey is an English songwriter and musician whose literary lyrics and hard-hitting vocals were an inspiration to women in the 1990s
Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville was ranked on of Rolling Stone's Top 500 albums