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She's a Rebel: The Histroy of Women in Rock and Roll

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Gillian G. Gaar’s critically acclaimed, breakthrough book, the first full history of women in rock and pop ever written, became an instant classic upon its publication in 1992. Arranged chronologically and told with impassioned detail, She’s A Rebel charts a half century of women performers from the early R and B singers of the 1950s, to the girl groups, Motown acts, folksingers, and rock chicks of the 1960s, to the punk rebels and pop divas of the 1970s, to the brash all-girl bands, rappers, and riot grrls of ...
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Overview


Gillian G. Gaar’s critically acclaimed, breakthrough book, the first full history of women in rock and pop ever written, became an instant classic upon its publication in 1992. Arranged chronologically and told with impassioned detail, She’s A Rebel charts a half century of women performers from the early R and B singers of the 1950s, to the girl groups, Motown acts, folksingers, and rock chicks of the 1960s, to the punk rebels and pop divas of the 1970s, to the brash all-girl bands, rappers, and riot grrls of the 1980s and 1990s. This expanded ten-year anniversary edition features over 75 photos and includes three all-new chapters on all the major artists of the last decade as well as an insider’s look at the music industry and the emerging power of women rock stars. With new preface by Yoko Ono and dozens of new profiles and interviews with performers—such as Courtney Love, L7, Bikini Kill, the Breeders, Sarah McLachlan, Ani di Franco, Sheryl Crow, Sleater Kinney, Alanis Morrisette, Lucinda Williams, Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, Lauryn Hill, Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado, Bjork, and many others— this book captures the amazing explosion of women’s voices and talent in the music world. “[She’s A Rebel] is as thoroughly entertaining as it is researched ... It’s exhaustive and exhilarating.”—Billboard
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In addition to a new preface by Yoko Ono, Gaar's update of her 1992 original includes information on the likes of Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, the Spice Girls, and more. Though other volumes cover the subject, it's nice to have a full-although short-volume dedicated to these performers. The text is buttressed with photos, an index, and a bibliography. Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580050784
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/29/2002
  • Series: Live Girls
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 739,917
  • Product dimensions: 1.10 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Note to the New Edition
Introduction to the Original Edition
Roots 1
Girl Groups 31
Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution 63
Hear Me Roar 105
Diverse Directions 149
Punk Revolution 189
Post-Punk Waves 227
Smile for the Camera 259
Step Into the Future 295
Note for the Nineties 359
Enjoy Being a GRRRL 365
New Perspectives 401
Girl Power? 447
Bibliography 485
Index 490
About the Author 519
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2003

    generally good, but how could you ignore...

    Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie??? They've had a massive contribution to rock and roll... I know this book has a feminist slant to it, many deserving women are included in it, and it's well researched..... Maybe Stevie and Christine aren't "feminist" enough for this author.

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