Category: women in rock

Marianne Faithfull’s record player, via

Marianne Faithfull’s record player, via

Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, The Runaways. April …

Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, The Runaways. April 1, 1977, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Aretha Franklin’s Grammy Award for Best Female…

Aretha Franklin’s Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her 1971 single, “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” one of 8 in a row she won from 1968-75, via Billboard

And here’s the performance from that year’s Grammy telecast, which aired March 15, 1972 from New York’s Felt Forum.

Carole King and her cat Telemachus, photograph…

Carole King and her cat Telemachus, photographed by Jim McCrary for her album Tapestry, released February 17, 1971.

“In February 1977, Blondie was playing the Whi…

“In February 1977, Blondie was playing the Whisky with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Tom had spray-painted ‘TP’ on the front of the wedding dress that Debbie was wearing. She started ripping it during the second show that night, during the song ‘Rip Her to Shreds’.” ~Photographer Donna Santisi, via 

 “I used to wear wedding dresses a lot and just rip them off during ‘Rip Her To Shreds,’ and I’d have a little black dress underneath. Wedding dresses were one of my favorite things to rip. I’d get them at junk stores.” ~Debbie Harry, Blondie, via

Joan Jett and Lita Ford, The Runaways, 1977, b…

Joan Jett and Lita Ford, The Runaways, 1977, by Jenny Lens

Nancy Wilson, Heart

Nancy Wilson, Heart

Bonnie Raitt at the Philadelphia Folk Festival…

Bonnie Raitt at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, ca. 1971, by Wanda Fischer

Iggy Pop & Debbie Harry, NYC 1990, by Timo…

Iggy Pop & Debbie Harry, NYC 1990, by Timothy White

Janis

Janis