[Top 5 Tuesday] The Top 5 Queens of Classic Rock
Stevie Nicks has one of the great auras in classic rock. She has an unmatched stage presence, from the gypsy wardrobe and tambourine to her unique style of dancing and body language. Add in the smoky voice and it makes for a legendary front-woman.
Grace Slick always struck me as the type of girl who didn’t care how she looked, she was just out to party. Willing to try any drug, Slick pioneered the psychedelic era with Jefferson Airplane (and we can forgive her sins from the Starship days).
The most ass-kicking chick on the list. As much as I hated the movie “The Runaways“, I still think Jett could rock. Beyond her music, I’ve always respected her political and social causes; even if I don’t agree with her view, I love that she speaks her mind and doesn’t back down.
ANN & NANCY WILSON of HEART
The sisters share a spot on the list. At first glance they were just pretty faces, but they both loved the opportunity to prove everyone wrong. Both were excellent singers and musicians, and Heart always had some great production values on their records.
Pearl tops off my list. An absolute icon, she was loud, aggressive, passionate, and soulful. Plus, she smashed a whiskey bottle over Jim Morrison’s head, so you know she didn’t mess around.