She's A Rebel
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.
the history of women in rock & roll
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
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