During the 70s, female singers were very popular. They brought a unique voice and passion to the genre. Artists like Donna Summer, Diana Ross, and Gladys Knight shaped the sound of soul music. Aretha Franklin, who is considered the Queen of Soul, also contributed greatly to the sound of soul music. Today, the sound of soul music is heavily influenced by the sound of female singers.
The 70s were a great time to be a woman in music, and many of the female singers of that era paved the way for others to follow in their footsteps. Their powerful voices and mastery of their craft made them indispensable in the world of pop and new wave music. Many of these singers continue to be popular today. Some of the best female singers of the decade were Stevie Nicks, Donna Summer, Carole King, and Barbra Streisand.
In 1981, Nicks began her solo career. She released a number of albums under her name. In 1981, she released her self-titled debut album, which featured hits like “Dreams,” “Go Your Own Way,” and “Sisters of the Moon.” In 1983, she married Kim Anderson, the widower of her best friend Robin.
Often referred to as the female Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin became one of the most beloved female singers of the seventies and eighties. Although her career was short, she left an indelible mark on rock and roll history. Her powerful mezzo-soprano voice and outrageous fashion sense made her one of the most recognizable female artists of the 70s.
Following her departure from the band Big Brother, Janis Joplin released her first solo album, “Try (Just a Little Harder),” in August 1969. This album paved the way for her iconic status as one of the most influential female singers of the seventies. However, the album’s reception was mixed, and Joplin began to feel pressured to prove her worth in a male-dominated industry.
Diana Ross was one of the most popular female singers of the 1970s. Her success was due in large part to her ability to create powerful emotions. Ross’ career began on the nightclub circuit and soon moved to major concert tours. Her hits include “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand),” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and “You’re So Beautiful.” Her live show was also notable for featuring tributes to blues legends. However, she also received criticism for overstaging her concerts with extravagant wardrobe and stage sets, which detracted from the music.
After leaving The Supremes, Diana Ross set out on her own and had a very successful solo career. However, after her solo career, the Supremes broke up and Mary Wilson left. Her success led to controversy, however, and her relationship with Berry Gordy was very complicated.
Olivia Newton-John is one of the most successful female artists of the 1970s. Born in Cambridge, England, she is the daughter of Welsh and German immigrants. Her father, Brin Newton-John, worked as an MI5 intelligence officer during World War II. She began singing at an early age and made frequent appearances on Australian television shows. In 1971, she starred in the telefilm The Case.
In the early 2000s, she toured the United States and Asia. In 2002, she toured with the Symphony Orchestra to perform her hits. This tour brought a new level of sophistication to her ballads. In Australia, she releases her first duet album. In 2003, she wins an ARIA Award for her contribution to Australian music. Olivia continues her world tour through 2004.
Cass Elliot is a member of the Mamas and the Papas. She also had a solo career and was a member of the folk group Mugwumps. Cass had a big voice and was famous for her flower-print dresses in the mid-1960s. Cass was born Ellen Naomi Cohen in Baltimore in 1941. Her early years were spent with the Mamas and the Papas.
Cass Elliot was not one of the most popular female singers of the 70’s but she did have a distinctive voice and a very recognizable stage presence. Her music revolved around the friendship between women and was filled with optimism. Her image was quite unlike that of most female singers of the time. While she was not a model or an actress, she did seem to represent a number of types of women. This made her songs popular among young women.
The 1970s saw the rise of a female singing superstar in the form of Barbra Streisand. She has won numerous awards, including the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. She also had an outstanding career as an actress. Her breakthrough came in 1971 when she released her album, If Not for You. The album consists of pop ballads and was produced by Richard Perry. Laura Nyro, one of her collaborators, wrote the title track.
Born April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, Barbra Streisand has achieved success as an actress, stage performer, and composer. Her career spans multiple decades and includes Broadway and film. She is considered the most successful female recording artist of all time and is one of a handful of performers to win the Oscar and Emmy awards for her work. In addition to her talent and success in music, she is also a prolific writer, producer, and director.