Rock-and-Roll Woman

The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers

By Meredith Ochs (Author)


Format Hardcover


Rock-and-Roll Woman

The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers

by Meredith Ochs



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“A must for rock and roll and women's studies enthusiasts.—Library Journal
 Celebrate the women who rock, with this fully illustrated tribute to 50 iconic female musicians and bands.
Award-winning radio personality Meredith Ochs takes an insightful look at 50 rock icons who indelibly shook up the music scene, whether solo or in a band. Profiling women from the 1950s to today, and from multiple genres, Ochs tells the dramatic stories behind their journeys to success, their music, and their enduring impact. More than 100 photographs make this a rich volume, and the idols include Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Heart, Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith, Joan Jett and the Runaways, the Go-Go’s, Karen O, Sleater-Kinney, Grace Potter, and more.
“Ochs (The Bruce Springsteen Vault; host of Freewheelin' on Sirius XM) selects 50 of the ‘fiercest’ female rock and roll performers to represent a wide variety of styles—some with roots in gospel, ballad, and blues, and others from the worlds of riot grrrls and punk. Ochs includes early forerunners—Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Big Mama Thornton—and more recent names such as Grace Potter and Brittany Howard. There are established headliners—the late Aretha Franklin, Linda Ronstadt, Janis Joplin, and Carole King—as well as those not as immediately recognizable: Exene Cervenka, Poison Ivy, and Karen O. Succinct, but rich biographies highlight the women's stories, defining musical style, major hits, and performance career as well as their influence within the larger cultural scene. These eclectic narratives are crisp, absorbing, and well structured and accompanied by scores of excellent photos—all designed in an eye-catching format. VERDICT A must for rock and roll and women's studies enthusiasts. It will also appeal to those who wish to become better acquainted with the genre and the women who were a force in its development.”—Library Journal

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Meredith Ochs is an award-winning radio personality, author, musician, photographer, and deejay. She is a host of the acclaimed Sirius XM talk show Freewheelin’, now in its second decade, and is also a contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered. She was the first female editor at Guitar World magazine. Ochs is the author of The Bruce Springsteen Vault and a contributor to the upcoming Woman Walk the Line, about female country stars. She lives in Hoboken, NJ.

Pub Date: 10/23/2018

ISBN: 9781454930624

Price: $27.95 / $37.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 224 pages, all in color

Trim: 8.5 x 10 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Music / Rock

Publisher: Sterling

Carton Quantity: 10