Actually, this weekend it was pretty soggy and cold for this time of year. Not to worry, though, as I am sure things will be put back to good within a few days. Just a cold "snap" as we say down here! It did put the slightest bit of a damper on my visit home, since we couldn't spend nearly as much time outside as we normally would. But I had a wonderful visit, and came back with some photos to get me through Throw Back Thursday for a while.
Speaking of throwing back, this week's Music Monday theme is "Women from the 60's through the 80's." I know of PLENTY of ladies from these years, so I am going to attempt to focus on some that maybe not everyone has heard of....
The first lady I thought of was Wendy O. Williams - punk goddess, actress, dancer, cook and all-around bad-ass who fronted punk band The Plasmatics and ultimately took her own life after three attempts over a number of years. I learned who she was when I saw her and The Plasmatics on the short-lived 80's variety show Fridays. During her solo career, she recorded a duet with Lemmy of Motorhead covering the country classic "Stand By Your Man."
Wendy O. Williams and Lemmy - "Stand By Your Man"
Another 80's lady I thought of was Dale Bozzio, who is clearly (to me, anyway) a prototype for and influence of the likes of Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani. She has had a fairly successful solo career in addition to working with Frank Zappa, but she is probably best known for Missing Persons, the 80's new wave band she co-founded with her husband Terry Bozzio.
Missing Persons - "Words"
There are way too many other amazing, trailblazing women to include here. But don't forget about: Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Chrissie Hynde, Suzi and Patti Quatro, Grace Slick, Debbie Harry, the Wilson sisters, etc......and that's JUST in rock. There are so, so, so many women in pop, soul, and country from these decades, too, and all are worth a listen.
So my selections are only from the 80's....I can't wait to see what everyone else over at Dolly's has shared!