There is something sexy with rocker chicks! This over the top attitude with sometime a great mastery of a guitar, that’s very hot! Here is the first part of a list of the women of rock through the years!
Tina Turner (born November 26, 1939 as Anna Mae Bullock) is an American-born Swiss singer, songwriter, and actress. Turner rose to prominence with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm before recording hit singles both with Ike and as a solo performer. One of the best-selling recording artists of all time, she has been referred to as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. Turner is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and trademark legs.
Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American rock, soul, and blues singer-songwriter, and one of the most successful and widely known female rock stars of her era. After releasing three albums, she died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. A fourth album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached number one on the Billboard charts.
Debbie Harry (Blondie)
Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945 as Angela Trimble) is an American singer, songwriter, model and actress, known as the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie.
Her recordings with the band reached number one in the US and UK charts on many occasions from 1979 to 1981; the band also had a sixth UK number one hit in 1999. Blondie’s song “Rapture” is considered the first rap song to chart at number one in the US. Harry also achieved success as a solo artist before re-forming Blondie in the late 1990s. Her acting career includes credits in over 60 films and television programs.
Patricia Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
Called the “punk poet laureate,” Smith fused rock and poetry in her work. Her most widely known song is “Because the Night,” which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen. It reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978 and number five in the U.K. In 2005, Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. In 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948 as Stephanie Lynn Nicks) is an American singer and songwriter. Nicks is best known for her work as a songwriter and vocalist with Fleetwood Mac, and also for her chart-topping solo career.
Pat Benatar (born January 10, 1953 as Patricia Mae Andrzejewski) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and four-time Grammy Award winner. She has two RIAA-certified multi-platinum albums, five platinum albums, three gold albums, and 15 Billboard Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “Love Is a Battlefield”, “We Belong”, and “Invincible”.
Lita Ford (The Runaways)
Lita Ford (born 19 September 1958) is an English-born American heavy metal guitarist, actress, vocalist and songwriter who was the lead guitarist for the Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.
Joan Jett (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, The Runaways)
Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress.
Jett is best known for her work as the frontwoman of her band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and for earlier founding and performing with the Runaways, which recorded and released the hit song “Cherry Bomb”. The Blackhearts’ version of the song “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” was number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in 1982. Jett’s other notable hit songs include “Bad Reputation”, “Crimson and Clover”, “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)”, “Light of Day”, “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and “Dirty Deeds”.
Cherie Currie (The Runaways)
Cherie Currie (born November 30, 1959) is an American musician, actress and artist. Currie was the lead vocalist of the Runaways, a rock band from Los Angeles, in the mid-to-late 1970s. After the Runaways, she became a solo artist. Then she teamed up with her identical twin sister, Marie Currie, and released an album with her. Their duet “Since You Been Gone” reached number 95 on US charts. Their band was called Cherie and Marie Currie. She is also well known for her role in the movie Foxes.
Yeah, for now. We’re working on Beautiful Women of Rock (part 2) right now so be sure to come back and check it out!!