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EVELYN McDONNELL at Books Inc. in The Marina

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Journalist Evelyn McDonnell will discuss her latest book, Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl, the most complete, up-to-date history of the evolution, influence, and importance of women in music.

From Bessie Smith and The Supremes to Joan Baez, Madonna, Beyonce, Amy Winehouse, Dolly Parton, Sleater-Kinney, Taylor Swift, and scores more, women have played an essential and undeniable role in the evolution of popular music including blues, rock and roll, country, folk, glam rock, punk, and hip hop. Today, in a world traditionally dominated by male artists, women have a stronger influence on popular music than ever before. Yet, not since the late nineteen-nineties has there been a major work that acknowledges and pays tribute to the female artists who have contributed to, defined, and continue to make inroads in music.
In WOMEN WHO ROCK, writer and professor of journalism Evelyn McDonnell leads a team of women rock writers and pundits in an all-out celebration of 104 of the greatest female musicians. Organized chronologically, the book profiles each artist and places her in the context of both her genre and the musical world at large. Sidebars throughout recall key moments that shaped both the trajectory of music and how those moments influenced or were influenced by women artists

Evelyn McDonnell's writing is primarily about popular culture, music, and society, she's "helped to forge a new kind of feminism for her generation".

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. in The Marina
2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Event Terms: 
Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl. Cover Image
By Evelyn McDonnell (Editor)
ISBN: 9780316558877
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 9th, 2018