…so put another dime in the jukebox, baby.
My best friend recently played a rock concert at our city’s Hard Rock Cafe. How cool is that? She was great and it was such a fun event, jam-packed with talent.
Anyway, while being insanely proud of her and her band, How I Met My Drummer, the rock-and-roll event got me thinking about the great female rockers. Music trailblazers like Joan Jett, Chrissie Hynde, Debbie Harry and Madonna broke boundaries in music and in fashion. They made bold statements with their songs and stage appearances. These women weren’t afraid to do things their way. Thanks to them, female rockers and fashion mavericks are more accepted and encouraged today.
Underage rockers Joan Jett and Cherie Currie fronted one of the first all-girl punk bands, The Runaways. People were shocked that they actually played their own instruments.
Chrissie Hynde was sick of not calling the shots, so she formed her own band…an incredibly successful band.
And who could forget Madge? The Queen of Pop, constantly reinventing herself, proves that it pays to be daring and unique.
These are obviously only a few of the female rockers who took chances and made changes in the music and fashion industries. For a more in-depth look, check out the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s traveling exhibit, “Women Who Rock.” I saw it last year—it was incredibly inspiring and entertaining. They have everything from suffragette singers to Lady Gaga’s meat dress. For a closer look at the women of the punk world specifically, I would encourage you to look at The Metropolitan Museum’s current exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” These women prove that being confident in your skills and style can lead to wonderful opportunities.
Who knows? With a little luck, determination and flair you could be the next rock star.