Friday, November 11, 2011
Women Who Rock on PBS
PBS' WOMEN WHO ROCK, Premiers next Friday November 18, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. EST on PBS. It's a documentary about female musicians from the earliest trailblazers to today. Including Bessie Smith, Mahalia Jackson, Darlene Love, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Bonnie Raitt, Cyndi Lauper, Wanda Jackson, Mavis Staples, Deborah Harry and Kathleen Hanna of the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. Also featured are songwriter Cynthia Weill and journalists/critics Ann Powers, Nelson George and Holly George Warren.
I got a chance to see some of these ladies at TCA last summer and their stories really are amazing. I wish they got as much visibility as their male counterparts.