Friday, January 04, 2013

Women Who Rock

After my lovely lunch with Sonia and Nancy, I decided to go to the National Museum of Women in the Arts to see the Women Who Rock exhibit. It was very interesting. Andrea asked why I wanted to go. What do you know about this kind of music? I admitted knowing little about rock other than "Rock Around the Clock Tonight" but that is why I wanted to go - to stretch my mind, to widen my horizons.

This exhibit was divided into the following parts:

(1) The Foremothers/Roots of Rock (e.g. Ma Raine, Bessie Smith, and Mother Maybelle Carter)
(2) Rock and Roll Emerges (e.g. rhythm and blues: Ruth Brown and LaVern Baker and country/rockabilly: Wanda Jackson and Brenda Lee)
(3) The Early 1960's/Girl Groups (e.g. the Shangri-Las and the Ronettes)
(4) The Late 1960s (e.g. Janis Joplin, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, Loretta Lynn)
(5) The 1970s - Rockers to Disco Divas (e.g. Joan Jett and the Runaways, Heart and Fleetwood Mac, Donna Summer)
(6) Punk and Post Punk (e.g. Yoko Ono Lennon, Siouxsie Sioux, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson, Deborah Harry, Tina Weymouth, Kim Deal, Patti Smith, and Marianne Faithful)
(7) Madonna and the Pop Explosion (e.g. Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Sheila E., Shakira, and Janet Jackson)
(8) The '90s and the New Millennium (e.g. Bikini Kill, Meg White, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Queen Latifah, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga)

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