Lucy O’Brien has an interesting post in the Britannica blog. Ms. O’Brien is author of She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop & Soul and She Bop II, and she reflects on the role of women in the music industry, and how it has changed in the past quarter century.
It’s a rich subject. If you agree, here are a few more titles to consider:
She’s a rebel: the history of women in rock & roll, Gillian G. Gaar
The lost women of rock music: female musicians of the punk era, Helen Reddington
Girls Rock!: Fifty Years of Women Making Music, Mina Carson, Tisa Lewis, and Susan M. Shaw
The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock: Trouble Girls, Barbara O’Dair
Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s, Jacqueline Warwick
Madame Jazz: Contemporary Women Instrumentalists, Leslie Gourse
Women and Music, Second Edition: A History, Karin Anna Pendle, editor
Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition, 1150-1950, Jane Bowers and Judith Tick, editors
There. That puts things in perspective.
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