Women Who Rock

There is an excellent new docuseries on Amazon Prime called "Women Who Rock".

This series goes pretty much back to the beginning and continues through today.

Highly recommended!!!


Sinead O'Conner, Bjork, Sheryl Crow, Annie Lennox, Fiona Apple, Kathleen Hanna, Stevie Nicks,Sarah McLachlan, Chaka Khan, Alanis Morissette, Kate Bush, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Tina Turner, Cyndi Lauper, Grace Slick, Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Benatar, Courtney Love, Tori Amos, Joan Armatrading ect. ect.


Sheesh, there are sure some with shallow roots and/or short memories.


Sister Rosetta Tharpe (a fantastic guitar player)

Rose Maddox (Rockabilly, Hillbilly)

Ruth Brown (a hero of Bonnie Raitt)

Etta James (ditto)

LaVerne Baker

Irma Thomas

Mavis Staples

Wanda Jackson (a red hot Rockabilly singer)

Brenda Lee

Arlene Smith (of The Chantels. Listen to their amazing "Maybe")

Ronnie Spector

Tina Turner

Jackie DeShannon

Darlene Love

Dusty Springfield

Janis Joplin

Merry Clayton (she sings "Rape! Murder!" in "Gimme Shelter". Hair-raising!)

Linda Ronstadt

Bonnie Raitt

Lou Ann Barton


That’ll do for starters