10 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll History
When somebody mentions rock and roll, what usually comes to mind are musicians such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, bands like the Beatles and Queen, but there are so many female artists that deserve recognition too.
Their influence and prowess shouldn’t be overlooked since they were not just excellent singers, they were also songwriters and instrumentalists.
These 10 rock ladies paved the way for all other women, not just in rock but in the whole music industry.
- Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry is best known as the lead singer of the popular punk-rock and new wave band Blondie. At first a waitress and a playboy bunny, Harry blossomed into a rock star. Her bleached blond hair inspired the name of the band, but she turned into so much more.
The hot blonde from Blondie wasn’t just a pretty face, even though her distinctive look quickly made her into a punk icon. In 1978, the band released their second album Parallel Lines, which brought them international success and turned Debbie into a global star. They used the momentum to release another album, Eat to the Beat, which featured legendary hits such as Call Me, Atomic and Rapture. Harry was also a successful solo artist and she released five solo albums. According to VH1, Debbie Harry is 12th on the list of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.
Today, she is 70 and she still performs alone and with the band. Her 40-year-long career definitely left a mark on pop culture.