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Best female rock vocalist

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Fiona Apple, Tori Amos (check out the live version of Professional Widow), and one of the most underrated vocalists, Melanie. Check out Lay It Down, it's definitely a 60's love child tune but damn her vocals will melt your face off (in a good way). 

Fun Fact: Zeppelin performed a gig or two with Melanie in 69' at festival gigs.

 

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If anyone had any doubts, just re-watch the "Lincoln Center Honors" for Ann Wilson's version of Stairway.  Debate over.

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4 hours ago, Clinton P. Desveaux said:

Joan Jett has always delivered the goods when I have seen at gigs 

My favorite, she is still beautiful.

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18 hours ago, IpMan said:

Fiona Apple, Tori Amos (check out the live version of Professional Widow), and one of the most underrated vocalists, Melanie. Check out Lay It Down, it's definitely a 60's love child tune but damn her vocals will melt your face off (in a good way). 

Fun Fact: Zeppelin performed a gig or two with Melanie in 69' at festival gigs.

 

That is the woman who sings the tune to "The Affair". Spookily weird it is too.

Always loved Armand's mix of PW:

 

 

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16 minutes ago, BledZabbath said:

My favorite, she is still beautiful.

I agree, and what I always loved about her is that despite having a "working man's voice" she knew the character and uniqueness of it. I'm a really really big fan in fact - her entire catalogue is filled with all sorts of hidden gems and so on

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18 hours ago, craigled said:

Oh yes. I am a fan.

She is also very beautiful, always liked her music.

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After the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors tribute, I'm surprised there is any question.  Anyone who can pull off "Stairway" with the emotion that Ann Wilson did that night deserves the honor!

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Earlier I listed Annie Haslam of Renaissance.  Lately I have been listening to alot of Sandy Denny with Fairport Convention and I would say she should be in the discussion as well.  So many amazing performances, in particular "Who Knows Where the Time Goes", but really all of the first album, Unhalfbricking, and Lief and Liege.   And Battle of Evermore. 

 

I do have to agree that Ann Wilson is excellent, and I guess if we are focusing on "rock" I would have to agree that she is at the top of that list.  I just do not like any of their material after 1978.  Those early Heart albums are a tour de force.

Annie Haslam cannot really be considered "rock", but what a voice.   

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Not really rock, but Gladys Knight has the most beautiful voice I've ever heard; and she still tours; I hope to have the opportunity to see her one day!

 

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The greatest female rock singer has to have it all...voice, style, attitude AND looks. Here's my #1 & #2 on the list.

#1 Susanna Hoffs

 #2 Lee Aaron

 

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16 hours ago, SteveAJones said:

The greatest female rock singer has to have it all...voice, style, attitude AND looks. Here's my #1 & #2 on the list.

#1 Susanna Hoffs

 #2 Lee Aaron

 

+1 for Susanna. Beauty, brains, talent, she's got it all. And she still looks amazing today! :)

As for my favorite female rock singers (besides Susanna):

Ann Wilson
Janis Joplin

Debbie Harry

Grace Slick

Amy Winehouse

Tina Turner

Cass Elliot

Aretha Franklin

Okay, some of those may be a bit of stretch to call "rock", but whatever.:D

 

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