Of course, when one thinks of chic singers, the names Joplin and Slick instantly pop up...
and well they should. They've been around the longest (in pioneer fashion) and have hence
gotten the most exposure and publicity.
But what of the other girls in rock? The girls who, perhaps influenced by the success of
Joplin and Slick, have chosen to make rock their calling? We all know, through articles in
everything from Life to Vogue to Hit Parader, what kind of lives the aforementioned San
Franciscans live, but is that necessarily a stereotype for other chics... especially newcomers?
With that in mind, I assembled a panel of the other "girls" in rock.
The girls involved were:
LINDA RONSTADT: Ex-Stone Poney who's now carving out
an artistically-successful career as a solo,
ultra-sexy country-rock artist.
LYNN CAREY: Formerly the lead singer with C.K. Strong,
she's currently re-evaluating her position; whether
to go back to being "the chic in the group" or to
go into more solo-oriented things.
LYDIA PENSE: A relative newcomer to the rock scene, she's
the lead singer for Cold Blood and is about to face
many of the pressures and experiences that the other
girls refer to.
NANSI NEVINS: As Sweetwater's female vocalist, she's
gotten generally excellent reviews, but still finds
herself in the bag of constantly being compared
to "the Grace Slick sound".