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She's A Rebel

The History of Women in Rock & Roll
Gaar, Gillian G., 1959- (Book - 2002 )
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Gillian G. Gaar’s critically acclaimed, breakthrough book, the first full history of women in rock and pop ever written, became an instant classic upon its publication in 1992. Arranged chronologically and told with impassioned detail, She’s A Rebel charts a half century of women performers from the early R and B singers of the 1950s, to the girl groups, Motown acts, folksingers, and rock chicks of the 1960s, to the punk rebels and pop divas of the 1970s, to the brash all-girl bands, rappers, and riot grrls of the 1980s and 1990s. This expanded ten-year anniversary edition features over 75 photos and includes three all-new chapters on all the major artists of the last decade as well as an insider’s look at the music industry and the emerging power of women rock stars. With new preface by Yoko Ono and dozens of new profiles and interviews with performers?such as Courtney Love, L7, Bikini Kill, the Breeders, Sarah McLachlan, Ani di Franco, Sheryl Crow, Sleater Kinney, Alanis Morrisette, Lucinda Williams, Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, Lauryn Hill, Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado, Bjork, and many others? this book captures the amazing explosion of women’s voices and talent in the music world. ?[She’s A Rebel] is as thoroughly entertaining as it is researched ... It’s exhaustive and exhilarating.”?Billboard


Blackwell North Amer
She's A Rebel is an impassioned spirited retelling of rock & roll history and essential reading for all fans of popular music. Arranged in reader-friendly chronological order, Rebel charts a half-century of women performers - the early R&B singers of the 1950s (such as Big Mama Thornton, who recorded "Hound Dog" before Elvis); the girl groups, Motown acts, folksingers, and rock chicks of the '60s; the punk rebels and pop divas of the '70s; and the all-girl bands, rappers, hip-hop performers, and riot girls who shook the music world from the 1980s into the new century.
This expanded edition of Gillian G. Gaar's critically acclaimed, breakthrough book includes new chapters on the major artists of the last decade, stunning black-and-white photographs, and an insider's look at the music industry and the emerging power of women rock and pop stars (as well as the women working "behind the scenes"). Gaar profiles dozens of new performers - Courtney Love, Lauryn Hill, Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Kim Gordon, Mariah Carey, Sarah McLachlan, Ani DiFranco, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morrisette, Lucinda Williams, Destiny's Child, Bjork, and many others - and captures the amazing expanse of women's voices and talent in the music world.

Authors: Gaar, Gillian G., 1959-
Statement of Responsibility: Gillian G. Gaar ; preface by Yoko Ono
Title: She's a rebel
the history of women in rock & roll
Publisher: New York, NY : Seal Press, c2002
Edition: Expanded 2nd ed
Characteristics: xx, 516 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [485]-487), videography (p. 488), and indexes
Contents: Roots. Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton ; Ruth Brown ; LaVern Baker ; Lady Bo (Peggy Jones) ; Bonnie Guitar (Bonnie Buckingham) ; Wanda Jackson ; Bobbettes ; Chantels
Girl groups. Shirelles ; Ellie Greenwich ; Shangri-Las ; Crystals ; Darlene Love ; Lesley Gore ; Dusty Springfield ; Vicki Wickham (Ready, Steady, Go) ; Carol MacDonald (Goldie and the Gingerbreads)
Talkin' 'bout a revolution. Mary Wells ; Martha Reeves ; Supremes; Aretha Franklin ; Joan Baez ; Mamas and the Papas ; Janis Joplin ; Maureen Tucker (Velvet Underground) ; Alison Steele ("The Nightbird")
Hear me roar. Helen Reddy ; Judy Dlugacz (Olivia Records) ; Cris Williamson ; Pamela Brandt (Deadly Nightshade) ; June Millington (Fanny) ; Holly Near ; Teresa Trull ; Karen Carpenter
Diverse directions. Carole King ; Laura Nyro ; Joni Mitchell ; Joan Armatrading ; Labelle ; Donna Summer ; Runaways ; Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart)
Punk revolution. Yoko Ono ; Patti Smith ; X-Ray Spex ; Lene Lovich ; Marianne Faithfull ; Debbie Harry (Blondie) ; Penelope Spheeris (The Decline...of Western Civilization) ; Exene Cervenka (X) ; Kate Bush
Post-punk waves. Go-go's ; Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) ; Pat Benatar ; Danielle Dax ; Laurie Anderson ; Karen Finley ; Lisa Fancher (Frontier Records) ; Lori Twersky (Bitch magazine)
Smile for the camera. Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) ; Cyndi Lauper ; Madonna ; Bangles ; Whitney Houston ; Tina Turner ; Bonnie Raitt
Step into the future. Suzanne Vega ; Tracy Chapman ; Michelle Shocked ; Phranc ; k.d. lang ; Sinead O'Connor ; Janet Jackson ; Vixen ; Salt-N-Pepa ; Queen Latifah ; Diamanda Galas
Note for the nineties
Enjoy being a grrrl. Throwing Muses ; Kim Gordon ; Candice Pederson (K Records) ; Bikini Kill ; Bratmobile ; Breeders ; Babes in Toyland ; Courtney Love
New Perspectives. Liz Phair ; Tori Amos ; Alanis Morissette ; Sarah McLachlan/Lilith Fair ; PJ Harvey ; En Vogue ; TLC ; Ani DiFranco ; Carla DeSantis (ROCKRGRL magazine) ; Sleater-Kinney
Girl power? Spice Girls ; Britney Spears ; Mariah Carey ; Destiny's Child ; Missy Elliott ; Lucinda Williams ; Kirsty MacColl ; Laura Love ; Ladyfest ; The Donnas
Subject Headings: Women rock musicians Biography
Topical Term: Women rock musicians
ISBN: 1580050786
Research Call Number: JMF 03-117
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