October 2018 Fiction & Entertainment Entertainment

Rock-and-Roll Woman: The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers Meredith Ochs

Hardback | Oct 2018 | Sterling | 9781454930624 | 224pp | 254x216mm | GEN | AUD$39.99

Celebrate the women who rock, with this fully illustrated tribute to 50 iconic female musicians and bands. 

Award-winning radio personality Meredith Ochs takes an insightful look at 50 rock icons who indelibly shook up the music scene, whether solo or in a band. Profiling women from the 1950s to today, and from multiple genres, Ochs tells the dramatic stories behind their journeys to success, their music, and their enduring impact. More than 100 photographs make this a rich volume, and the idols include Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Heart, Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith, Joan Jett and the Runaways, the Go-Go's, Karen O, Sleater-Kinney, Grace Potter, and more.

'Succinct, but rich biographies highlight the women's stories…These eclectic narratives are crisp, absorbing, and well structured and accompanied by scores of excellent photos — all designed in an eye-catching format. VERDICT A must for rock and roll and women's studies enthusiasts. It will also appeal to those who wish to become better acquainted with the genre and the women who were a force in its development.' — Library Journal