It’s the final day of Women’s History Month – and what better way to wrap it up than by remembering the pioneering women of rock? In the 60’s, singers like Janis Joplin and Grace Slick paved the way in a time when most women were relegated to the folk scene. The 70’s saw the rise of female-fronted rock bands like Heart or The Runaways – a band that featured the likes of Joan Jett, Lita Ford, and Cherie Currie. Pat Benatar. Of course there’s Bonnie Raitt, Linda Rondstadt and Stevie Nicks. The heavy metal world had pioneers like ‘Metal Queen’ Doro Pesch and Girlschool – a favorite of Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister. Women also played a key role in the rise of punk rock, thanks to artists like Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, The Slits. Courtney Love and Hole. Sinead O’Connor didn’t exactly rock but is certainly weird enough to note. How about Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics and Natalie Merchant of 10,00 Maniacs? Couple captivating voices there, and oh yeah, Aimee Mann of Til Tuesday is another great one. I’ve left out a bunch, but three cheers to all the ladies of Rock-N-Roll!
Now you could google-up a bunch more yourself, but I’ll include a link to a couple more notables to save ya the trouble. Full-service blog here, y’see. https://www.liveabout.com/women-who-made-rock-history-748095