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10 women who made rock history

By March 7, 2013

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As you may know, March is Women's History Month. It's a good time to be reminded of the huge role that women have played in the history of rock music.

Several of them are still actively performing, some have turned to other pursuits, some have died. But they have each gifted us with a lasting legacy of vocal, instrumental, and lyrical talent that has already influenced two generations of artists of both genders. READ MORE

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March 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm
(1) Steve says:

Nice article, Dave. I enjoyed your list. However, no list of this nature is complete without Linda Ronstadt. Although her musical styles varied through her long, illustrious career, she was undoubtedly the most successful female rock and roll singer in the 1970s. One of the finest female vocalists of all time.

March 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm
(2) Dave White says:

No argument from me, Steve. A list of women in classic rock should be a Top 100, ten just isn’t enough to cover everyone who should be on it.

March 15, 2013 at 10:24 am
(3) Steve Pratt says:

Good point, Dave. Thanks for responding!

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