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The Woman of rock'n'roll

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 6:33PM by terry morris 0 Comments -


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best eye cream In the Beginning there was rock, and part of the rock'n'roll legend was Janis Joplin she certainly wasn't the first, but we'll get to the others later. Janis began her career as part of Big Brother and the Holding Company, when they weren't to drunk to get up on stage and play. Becoming disillusioned with them, she decided to go out on her own. A wise move that paid off, considering how her career blossomed. Now lets go back to some of the originators of Woman in Rock. Big Momma Thornton had You ain't nutton but a Hound Dog. Long before Elvis came along. With the likes of buddy Guy backing her she was popular with the Negro audiences, and because of Alan Freed the white teenagers as well. The Marvlettes burst


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onto the charts with Mr Postman, another well crafted song, the beatles and later on the Carpenters certainly proved that. Karen Carpenter would properly still be alive today if she didn't read that article that smartalic jurno wrote about the pair shortly after Close to you became a hit. Calling her the Chubby one. Karen took that to heart and soon after became Anorexic. Funnily enough Close to you started out as a Bank commercial. The Crystals came out of the early 60's with He's not a Rebel. A huge hit riding on the back of popular movies like The Wild One with Marlin Brando. Ta doo ron ron was also a top ten hit for the young girls. Dolores "LaLa" Brooks on lead vocals" Dee Dee Kennebrew, and Barbara Alston on your right was Delores La La Brooks she was only 15 years old when this song was released.

Another swinger who started off as a country singer, till she went out with Elvis, and after complaining about her lagging career was Wander Jackson, listened to his advice and turned her energy's to Rock'n'Roll, even recording her version of Hard headed woman. This Video of Wander Jackson recorded not long before her death shows how small she was, standing next to David Letterman. She wasn't called the pocket Rocket for nothing. She was good.The Shirelles went for a slower style of music more of a Ballard then the raw rock of the Crystals. Will you still love me tomorrow still holds up today, and has been recorded by hundreds of Artist.

Twinkle, from England had a No1 hit with Terry (my name) what

helped her was her boyfriend at the time was the lead singer of the Bachelors, Conleth (Con) Cluskey. The Chordetts came up with Lolly Pop, while Petula Clark was Downtown, belting out one of her many hits. And the Dixi Cups were going to the chapel of Love. Not to be confused with todays Dixi Chicks.

Here's a real Rare clip from Fredia Wallace let me be your baby. Dig her beehive hair do, bet that took a ton of hair spray to keep it up there. A Beehive again but on a teenager this time. The Shangri-Las Betty Weiss, Mary Ann Ganser, Marge Ganser, Mary Weiss, Mary being the lead singer. A young Billy Joel played on the first Demo the girls Mary 15 put out. Leader of the pack was the Anthem teenagers were looking for, and was a huge hit. I reckon It was Robert Gaulet on that 175 Honda. New on the Radio was a single from the Angles - My Boyfriend's back another trio.

The Small Faces discovered PP Arnold. The song attached to her name is a Cat Stevens penned number- The first cut is the Deepest, recorded by Rod Steward and Cat himself and countless others. PP Arnold had her version of Angle of the Morning. Merrile Rush, had the first and biggest hit, followed by Juice Newton in the 80's. Another little lady with a power house of a voice Dee Dee Sharp burst onto the pop scene with Rock me in the Cradle of love. Mash potato was her follow up hit, hot on the heels of the Dance craze of the same name.

The Name Game was a tong twister for Shirley Ellis. As she gets into the clip, a vary blond man appears by her side, now If I miss my guess thats none other than the Newbeats front man Simon Birch.

The Safrons - Give me time. This video must have been taken by a Man because of a lot of the shots well, were not really kind to the girls, considering, it was a popular song of the day. But it was the only clip I could find.

Lesley Gore, you don't own me, was a smash hit for her then over again for Donny Osman in 73/74. Lesley Gore (born Lesley Sue Goldstein; May 2, 1946).

Lulu was another power house in a small body. From actor singer Cabrera performer, her role in to Sir With Love. With Judy Geeson Sydney Pointier, suited her ability's as a proformer. born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, 3 November 1948. Another hit was The Boat that I Row, written by Neil Dimond.

Beverly (Buffy) Sainte-Marie in 1941 on the Piapot Cree Indian reserve in the Qu'Appelle valley, Saskatchewan, Canada. I had to look that one up, I'm blowed if I can say it either. She was orphaned and later adopted, growing up in Maine with parents Albert and Winifred Sainte-Marie, who were related to her biological parents. I'm not sure what happened to her Parents. She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, earning degrees (BA 1963 and PhD 1983) in teaching and Oriental philosophy. One of her most popular songs, "Until It's Time for You to Go", has been recorded by artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra, Roberta Flack, Françoise Hardy, Cher, Maureen McGovern, and Bobby Darin, while "Piney Wood Hills" was made into a country music hit by Bobby Bare.

Millie (born Millicent Dolly May Small, 6 October 1946) Millie is a Jamaican singer-songwriter, often known as "Little Millie Small", and in the United States as "Millie Small", and is best known as the singer of the 1964 hit, "My Boy Lollipop", She blasted onto the UK charts with it as well. And it is said she had a fling with Peter Asher (Peter and Gorden) fame, I heard a radio anouncer say that once, so I'll throw it in on the chance he was wright.

Mary Esther Wells was born near Detroit's Wayne State University on May 13, 1943, to a mother who worked as a domestic and an absentee father. One of three children, she contracted spinal meningitis at the age of two and struggled with partial blindness, deafness in one ear and temporary paralysis. During her early years. In 1960, 17-year-old Wells approached Tamla Records founder Berry Gordy at Detroit's Twenty Grand club with a song she had intended for Jackie Wilson to record, since Wells knew of Gordy's collaboration with Wilson. However, a tired Gordy insisted Wells sing the song in front of him. Impressed, Gordy had Wells enter Detroit's United Sound Studios to record the single, titled "Bye Bye Baby". After a reported 22 takes, Gordy signed Wells to the Motown. After a lot of struggling and hard work and some success, My Guy came along. It was a world wide hit. Sadly in 1992 Mary at 42 Died of Cancer.

Helen Kate Shapiro (born 28 September 1946) is an English singer and actress. She is best known for her 1960s UK chart toppers, "You Don't Know" and "Walkin' Back to Happiness". She is the granddaughter of Russian Jewish immigrants and her parents, who were piece-workers in the garment industry. She attended Lea Bridge Road Synagogue. The family moved from Clapton to the Victoria Park area of Hackney, on the Parkside Estate, when she was nine. "It was, and remains, a beautiful place," she says". No Trespassing and Not Responsible, were #1 hits in australia.

We Five was a 1960s folk rock musical group based in San Francisco, California. Michael Stewart (Brother of John Stewart from the Kingston Trio) formed We Five Their best-known hit was their 1965 remake of Ian and Sylvia's "You Were on My Mind", which reached #1 on the Cashbox chart, #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The original group split after recording their second album in 1967, but a re-formed band produced three more albums between 1968 and 1977. The original group is probably best remembered for the vocal qualities of its lead singer Beverly Bivens.

The Fifth Dimention The five original members were Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson. They have recorded for several different labels over their long careers. Their first work appeared on the Soul City label, which was started by Imperial Records/United Artists Records recording artist Johnny Rivers. The group would later record for Bell/Arista Records, ABC Records, and Motown Records. The group also covered music by well known songwriters such as the song "One Less Bell to Answer", written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and the songs and music of Jimmy Webb, who penned their hit "Up, Up, and Away". Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr, split and became a team, married and had, You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)". McCoo also served a stint as the host of the TV show Solid Gold



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