Although Cyndi Lauper isn't really a 'rock queen' she has a strong, powerful voice and a unique sense of style like many of the others. She is an American pop/rock solo artist most famous for singing the hugely popular song 'Girls just wanna have fun'. Among her other hits are: True Colors, Time after Time and Goonies 'r' good enough (theme from the movie). In recent years Cyndi has released an album and toured with Tina Turner (below) in 1997 and with Cher in 1999.
After over 40 years in the business, Tina Turner is one of the most celebrated and internationally successful female singers of all time. She is considered to some the UlTIMATE queen of Rock 'n' Roll with hits such as Simply the Best, We Don't Need Another Hero and What's Love Got To Do With It (made into a film about Tina's life story). Tina is still acting and performing today at the age of 66 which i think is amazing. So go Tina!!!
Toyah Willcox is a British rock singer/tv actress. She was successful in the early 80s with her band 'toyah', most famous for the song; It's a Mystery. Toyah's unique voice, musical style and personality contributed to her being voted Best Female Singer at the 1983 British Rock and Pop awards. Now Toyah is appearing in lots of tv shows and was in reality show, I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. And doesn't she just look wonderful in this picture??
Patty Donahue was lead singer of early 80s group, The Waitresses. Although the Waitresses weren't as popular as the other bands on this site they had hits like 'I Know What Boys Like and Christmas Wrapping. After the split of the Waitresses there was little to be seen of Patty as she kept a largely backstage role. Sadly, Patty fought a losing battle against lung cancer and died, aged 40, on December 9th 1996.
The Slits were a British all-female punk band made up of Viv Albertine (guitar), Ari Up (vocals), Tessa Pollitt (bass), and Palmolive (drums). The band were known for their uncompromising attitude and lack of technique, but their music was as aggressive and confrontational as the best of the punk fraternity.
Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson:
Kate Pierson (second left) and Cindy Wilson (second right) are the two female members of American new wave/alternative group, The B-52s.The five-piece group formed in the mid-70s after a drunken evening at a Chinese restaurant; the band members had little or no previous musical experience, and performed most of their earliest shows with taped guitar and percussion accompaniment.Since then they have had hits such as Love Shack, Rock Lobster and The Flintstones in which they appeared in the film of as the BC-52s.
Kate Bush is a British Pop/New Wave solo artist who came into fame in 1978 with the extraordinary "Wuthering Heights". Inspired by Emily Bronte's novel. This song combined Kate's operatic voice and the backing of piano and strings and so it went straight to number 1 in the UK.
After that she continued to have hits such as The Man With The Child In His Eyes (1978),Wow (1979), Babooshka (1980) and Hounds of Love (1986).
Christine Mc Vie was a British keyboardist, singer, and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, not as well liked and talented as Stevie Nicks Christine has still maintained a high level of popularity.Born Christine Perfect (she has kept her married name in spite of her longtime divorce from John McVie because she couldn't stand having a last name like Perfect), McVie left Fleetwood Mac for good in 2003. Christine is currently working on solo projects.
Liz Phair is an American lo-fi indie rock singer, guitarist and pianist who was most famous in the mid-90s. Liz had hits like Why Can't I? (used in the movie, 13 going on 30) . Like many of them on this website, she is a feminist and would like to pen a feminist handbook for young girls with friend, actor and fellow feminist Robin Tunney.