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She's a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock and Roll (Live Girls) (Paperback)

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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&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

About the Author

Gillian G. Gaar, a freelance writer and photographer based in Seattle, has contributed to numerous publications, including Rolling Stone, Mojo, Cdnow, Ms., and Goldmine. Her writing has also appeared in many anthologies including Trouble Girls: The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781580050784
ISBN-10: 1580050786
Publisher: Seal Press
Publication Date: November 29th, 2002
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Live Girls