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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Induct These Women: Carly Simon

It’s surprising the number of people who don’t know who Carly Simon is until you tell them who she had a romantic encounter with or whom she married. It is amazing that women, even by well-meaning types, get typecast into the supporting role the moment they get married. Clearly something about her must have drawn […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Induct These Women: Alanis Morissette

Much more than being adored for parodying her own iconic song with an updated millennial version, Alanis Morissette shifted the image of the female performer in 1991. While most successful female artists’ images were sexually objectifying and/or overtly feminine, Morissette kept things raw and never held a less than pretty feeling back. She defied the softness of […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Induct These Women: Tina Turner

“Rock and roll is not an instrument; rock and roll is not even a style of music. Rock and roll is a spirit. It’s been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, rock and roll, heavy metal, punk rock and, yes, hip-hop. And what connects us all is that spirit. Rock and roll is […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Induct These Women: The Runaways

Before Joan Jett and The Blackhearts or Lita Ford, there was The Runaways. This all-female band deftly navigated the punk scene in the latter half of the 1970’s. Formed by Jett and drummer Sandy West, The Runaways became an integral piece of the punk scene in the US and abroad. The Runaways drew their influence […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Induct These Women: Stevie Nicks

As mentioned previously, half of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s current roster of female inductees were inducted as members of female inclusive bands. It can easily be argued that several of those women deserve to be honored as solo artists, and Stevie Nicks is undeniably one of those women. The fact that she’s […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Induct These Women: The Go-Go’s

There are some names in rock and roll that are so iconic they seem woven into the very fabric of music history itself. It is as though they were inevitable, always there from the start. The Go-Go’s is surely one of those names. From their inception in 1978, the Go-Go’s consistently created milestones. Even though […]

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Patti Smith Turns 70

Patti Smith hit the ground running when her 1975 debut record “Horses” exploded into the New York City punk rock scene. Over the course of her life and career she has risen to icon status and dominated not just the rock and roll scene, but also poetry, literature, even theater. Arguably, Smith’s most famous song […]

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Joan Baez is the Only Woman to be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017

Back in October, a list of artist were announced as possible contenders for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame including Jane’s Addiction, Janet Jackson, The Cars, The Zombies, and Chaka Khan — but the artists that came out on top of the nominations were Pearl Jam, Tupac, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, Journey, Nile Rodgers, and Joan […]

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Carly Simon Brings Passionate Memoir to Life at New York Discussion

If you couldn’t guess from her lyrics, you would immediately be able to tell from the eloquence, candor, and unabashed honesty of Carly Simon’s speech that, if you hadn’t yet read her memoir “Boys in the Trees,” you were in for a ride. Simon brought her new book to life Wednesday night in discussion with […]

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Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, and More Bring Refugee Benefit to New York’s Town Hall

It wasn’t lost on many during Tuesday night’s Lampedusa: Concert for Refugees benefit that a series of concerts to raise awareness and funds for the current refugee crisis was in full swing just as the presidential election drew increasingly nearer. In an election season where refugees have become such politicized figures, where they’ve been distilled down […]

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