American Female Rock Musicians

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Alanis Morisette
(Singer-Songwriter)

Alanis Morisette
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Birthdate: June 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Alanis Morisette is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress. Renowned for her mezzo-soprano voice, Morisette has been named by Rolling Stone as the Queen of Alt-Rock Angst. A recipient of 13 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, Morisette has released several successful albums, including Jagged Little Pill, which was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

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Grace Slick
(Retired Singer-Songwriter - Was A Key Figure in San Francisco's Early 'Psychedelic Music' Scene in the Mid-1960s)

Grace Slick
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Birthdate: October 30, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States

Grace Slick is a retired singer-songwriter. Slick played an important role in the psychedelic music scene that flourished in San Francisco during the mid-1960s. One of the earliest female rock stars, Slick played a key role in the development of rock music during the 1960s. She was named among the Greatest Women of Rock N Roll by VH1 in 1999.

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Fiona Apple
(Singer-songwriter)

Fiona Apple
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Birthdate: September 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, United States

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Tori Amos
(Musician and Singer)

Tori Amos
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Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton
Alternative rock singer Tori Amos is known for her songs that highlight issues such as feminism. Amos was the youngest to win a music scholarship to the Peabody Institute. She performed with the group Y Kant Tori Read before going solo. She is associated with RAINN, a sexual abuse helpline. 

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Linda Perry
(Famous songwriter for stars like Pink, Gwen Stefani, Courtney Love, Kelly Osbourne, and Christina Aguilera)

Linda Perry
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Birthdate: April 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

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Carrie Brownstein
(Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Writer, Musician, Blogger, Television actor)

Carrie Brownstein
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Birthdate: September 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seattle

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Shirley Manson
(Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Model, Songwriter)

Shirley Manson
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Birthdate: August 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edinburgh
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Amanda Palmer
(Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Musician, Playwright, Blogger, Songwriter)

Amanda Palmer
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Birthdate: April 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City

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Nancy Spungen
(Drug trafficker, Prostitute)

Nancy Spungen
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Birthdate: February 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: University City
Died: October 12, 1978

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Brittany Howard
(Musician)

Brittany Howard
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Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Athens, Alabama Athens, Alabama, United States

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Jane Wiedlin
(Musician)

Jane Wiedlin
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Birthdate: May 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States

Jane Wiedlin is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She achieved popularity as the backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the popular band The Go-Go's. Jane Wiedlin is also an ardent animal rights activist; she works closely with organizations, such as PETA. An openly bisexual musician, Jane Wiedlin serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

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Cassadee Pope
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Birthdate: August 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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Pamela Des Barres
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Birthdate: September 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reseda, California, USA

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Santigold
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Song 'L.E.S. Artistes')

Santigold
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Birthdate: September 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Santigold is an American singer-songwriter renowned for her mezzo-soprano voice. She achieved popularity after the release of her critically acclaimed album Santogold in 2008. The same year, she was named the Best Breakthrough Artist at the NME Awards USA. In 2009, she won the Vanguard Award at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Santigold's work has influenced artists like Bob Evans.        

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Gloria Jones
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of the 'Marc Bolan’s' Glam Rock Band 'T. Rex')

Gloria Jones
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Birthdate: October 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Known as The Queen of Northern Soul, singer Gloria Jones soared to fame with the track Tainted Love. She also dated British rocker Marc Bolan and played the keyboard and sang for his band T. Rex. She was driving the car which met with an accident and killed Bolan.

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Micki Harris
(Singer)

Micki Harris
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Birthdate: January 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 10, 1982

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Natasha Shneider
(Actor, Musician, Pianist)

Natasha Shneider
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Birthdate: May 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riga
Died: July 2, 2008

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Lisa Germano
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Songwriter)

Lisa Germano
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Birthdate: June 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mishawaka

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Trixie Whitley
(Singer, Multi-instrumentalist)

Trixie Whitley
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Birthdate: June 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium

Trixie Whitley is a Belgian American musician and multi-instrumentalist. The daughter of popular singer-songwriter Chris Whitley, Trixie started her career by playing alongside her father. Over the years, Trixie Whitley has released many albums such as Porta Bohemica, which received an IMPALA's European Independent Album of the Year nomination in 2016.

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Cleo Rose Elliott
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Birthdate: September 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Malibu, California