I can’t think of a better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to highlight some my favourite women through the ages of rock n roll, and hopefully put some new songs on your ipod.
First up is the queen of punk rock. If you’re not familiar with Patti Smith start with the album Horses, and go from there.
What list featuring the females of rock n roll would be complete without Janis Joplin? Anything she did with her band Big Brother And The Holding Company was pure gold.
We’ve got to shine the light on at least one woman from the last 15 years, Brody Dalle is hot, full of attitude, and her band The Distillers helped guide a whole new generation of girls through the rock n roll maze.
And we’ll finish it off with my favourite female vocalist of all time. From her ability to wail, sing with soul, dance, and entertain, Tina Turner IS female rock n roll. If you want to go school, go back and listen to everything she did with Ike & Tina Turner.