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Women of Classic Rock Birthdays

I’ve decided to keep track, for my blog and for the interests of others, of the birthdays of women of classic rock. Feel free to add anyone you feel is missing! (Or let me know if you’d like me to add anyone and I’d gladly do so.)

January:

  • 5th - Kate Schellenbach
  • 6th - Sandy Denny
  • 9th - Joan Baez
  • 10th - Pat Benatar
  • 11th - Vicki Peterson
  • 14th - Patricia Morrison
  • 16th - Katherine Anderson
  • 17th - Susanna Hoffs, Ari Up
  • 19th - Janis Joplin, Gina Stile, Martha Davis
  • 22nd - Addie “Micki” Harris
  • 23rd - Anita Pointer
  • 24th - Muriel Moreno
  • 26th - Lucinda Williams, Wendy Melvoin
  • 27th - Nedra Talley
  • 28th - Sarah McLachlan

February:

  • 1st - Exene Cervenka
  • 3rd - Melanie Safka
  • 4th - Marge/Mary Ann Ganser
  • 6th - Georgeanna Tillman
  • 9th - Carole King
  • 11th - Sheryl Crow
  • 18th - Yoko Ono, Juice Newton
  • 20th - Buffy Sainte-Marie, Poison Ivy
  • 22nd - Atsuko Yamano
  • 26th - Josephine Wiggs

March:

  • 2nd - Karen Carpenter
  • 6th - Mary Wilson, Flora Purim
  • 8th - Pauline Murray
  • 10th - Edie Brickell
  • 11th - Lisa Loeb
  • 16th - Nancy Wilson
  • 17th - Janet Gardner, Roxy Petrucci
  • 18th - Irene Cara
  • 19th - Ruth Pointer
  • 20th - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • 21st - Share Pedersen
  • 24th - Carol Kaye
  • 26th - Diana Ross
  • 29th - Patty Donahue
  • 30th - Tracy Chapman, Lene Lovich

April:

  • 2nd - Emmylou Harris, Shele Pinizzotto
  • 5th - Agnetha Fältskog
  • 7th - Patricia Bennett
  • 8th - Donita Sparks
  • 12th - Amy Ray, Lois Reeves
  • 14th - June Millington, Sonja Kristina
  • 15th - Linda Perry
  • 16th - Dusty Springfield
  • 17th - Liz Phair
  • 19th - Genya Ravan, Dawn Richardson
  • 27th - Sheena Easton
  • 28th - Kim Gordon, Enid Williams
  • 29th - Debora Iyall

May:

  • 1st - Judy Collins, Rita Coolidge
  • 2nd - Lesley Gore
  • 6th - Sandra Tilley, Mary MacGregor
  • 7th - Lorrie Collins
  • 13th - Kim McAuliffe, Mary Wells
  • 16th - Barbara Lee, Hazel O’Connor, Janet Jackson
  • 18th - Martika
  • 19th - Grace Jones
  • 20th - Cher, Jane Wiedlin
  • 24th -  Patti LaBelle
  • 25th - Jean Millington
  • 26th - Stevie Nicks
  • 27th - Siouxsie Sioux
  • 28th - Gladys Knight, Wendy O. Williams
  • 29th - Melissa Etheridge
  • 30th - Gladys Horton

June:

  • 1st - Alanis Morissette 
  • 2nd - Micki Steele, Lydia Lunch
  • 3rd - Doro, Suzi Quatro
  • 4th - Michelle Phillips
  • 5th - Ellen Foley
  • 8th - Annie Haslam, Bonnie Tyler
  • 10th - Shirley Owens, Kim Deal, Kelley Deal
  • 14th - Billie Myers
  • 15th - Bif Naked
  • 18th - Molly Neuman
  • 19th - Ann Wilson
  • 20th - Kelly Johnson, LaLa Brooks, Anne Murray
  • 22nd - Cyndi Lauper
  • 25th - Carly Simon
  • 26th - Patty Smyth, Rindy Ross, Harriet Wheeler
  • 30th - Florence Ballard

July:

  • 1st - Debbie Harry
  • 3rd - Poly Styrene
  • 4th - Annette Beard
  • 9th - Courtney Love, Gwen Guthrie
  • 10th - Sandy West
  • 11th - Bonnie Pointer, Suzanne Vega
  • 12th - Christine McVie
  • 15th - Linda Ronstadt
  • 17th - Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Kim Shattuck
  • 18th - Martha Reeves
  • 19th - Lady Bo
  • 20th - Kim Carnes, Tobi Vail
  • 21st - Lee Aaron
  • 22nd - Estelle Bennett, Emily Saliers
  • 26th - Betty Davis
  • 30th - Kate Bush
  • 31st - Lisa Kekaula

August:

  • 1st - Suzi Gardner
  • 2nd - Doris Coley
  • 3rd - Beverly Lee, Skin
  • 5th - Jennifer Finch
  • 6th - Judy Craig, Carole Pope
  • 7th -  Kristin Hersh
  • 9th - Wanda Young, Brie Howard
  • 10th - Ronnie Spector, Patti Austin
  • 15th - Kate Taylor
  • 17th - Belinda Carlisle, Maria McKee, Lisa Coleman
  • 18th -  Sarah Dash
  • 21st - Jackie DeShannon
  • 22nd - Debbi Peterson, Tori Amos
  • 23rd - Linda Thompson
  • 25th - Martha Veléz
  • 26th - Moe Tucker, Shirley Manson
  • 28th - Phranc, Dinah Cancer
  • 29th - Amanda Marshall, Gaye Advert
  • 31st - Gina Schock, Debbie Gibson

September:

  • 2nd - Rosalind Ashford
  • 6th - Dolores O’Riordan
  • 7th - Chrissie Hynde
  • 8th - Aimee Mann
  • 10th - Carol Decker, Rosie Flores
  • 11th - Amy Madigan
  • 13th - Fiona
  • 16th - Vicki Blue, Betty Kelly
  • 19th - Cass Elliot, Lita Ford
  • 20th - Alannah Currie
  • 22nd - Joan Jett, Johnette Napolitano
  • 28th - Jennifer Rush
  • 30th - Sylvia Peterson, Patrice Rushen

October:

  • 1st - Mariska Veres
  • 3rd - Gwen Stefani
  • 8th -  Michie Nakatani
  • 9th -  Nona Hendryx
  • 12th - Jane Siberry
  • 16th - Miriam Linna, Nico
  • 18th - Laura Nyro, Cynthia Weil, Denise Dufort, Catherine Ringer
  • 21st - Charlotte Caffey, Rose McDowall
  • 23rd - Ellie Greenwich
  • 25th - Chrissy Amphlett
  • 30th - Grace Slick

November:

  • 1st - Sophie B. Hawkins
  • 3rd - Lulu
  • 7th - Joni Mitchell, Alice Bag
  • 8th - Bonnie Raitt
  • 9th - Dee Plakas, Allison Wolfe
  • 15th - Anni-Frid Lyngstad
  • 18th - Jan Kuehnemund, Cindy Blackman Santana
  • 21st -  Björk
  • 22nd - Tina Weymouth
  • 26th - Tina Turner, Gayle McCormick
  • 30th - Cherie Currie, June Pointer, Stacey Q

December:

  • 1st - Viv Albertine, Bette Midler
  • 8th -  Sinéad O’Connor
  • 9th - Joan Armatrading, Candy Givens
  • 11th - Big Mama Thornton, Brenda Lee
  • 12th - Sheila E.
  • 15th - Cindy Birdsong
  • 18th - Naoko Yamano
  • 20th - Jackie Fox
  • 25th - Annie Lennox
  • 27th - Karla Bonoff
  • 28th - Mary Weiss
  • 29th - Marianne Faithfull
  • 30th - Patti Smith
  • 31st - Donna Summer, Rita Lee