She's a Rebel

The History of Women in Rock and Roll


By Gillian G. Gaar

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Gillian G. Gaar’s critically acclaimed, breakthrough book, the first full history of women in rock and pop ever written, became an instant classic upon its publication in 1992.

Arranged chronologically and told with impassioned detail, She’s A Rebel charts a half century of women performers from the early R&B singers of the 1950s, to the girl groups, Motown acts, folksingers, and rock chicks of the 1960s, to the punk rebels and pop divas of the 1970s, to the brash all-girl bands, rappers, and riot grrls of the 1980s and 1990s. This expanded ten-year anniversary edition features over 75 photos and includes three all-new chapters on all the major artists of the last decade as well as an insider’s look at the music industry and the emerging power of women rock stars.

With new preface by Yoko Ono and dozens of new profiles and interviews with performers such as Courtney Love, L7, Bikini Kill, the Breeders, Sarah McLachlan, Ani di Franco, Sheryl Crow, Sleater Kinney, Alanis Morrisette, Lucinda Williams, Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, Lauryn Hill, Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado, Bjork, and many others, this book captures the amazing explosion of women’s voices and talent in the music world.

"She’s A Rebel is as thoroughly entertaining as it is researched … It’s exhaustive and exhilarating.”–Billboard
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On Sale
Nov 29, 2002
Page Count
496 pages
Seal Press

Gillian G. Gaar

About the Author

Gillian G. Gaar is the author of numerous books on music and popular culture. She has contributed to publications like Rolling Stone, Mojo, Seattle Times, and Goldmine, among others. Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies and she was project historian on Nirvana’s 2004 box set With the Lights Out. She’s A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll made the New York Public Library’s Books For the Teen Age list in 1993, and she received a Music Journalism Award, Regional Periodicals, Criticism/Reviews in 1997 for her work at the Seattle music paper The Rocket. She is based in Seattle.

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