Linda’s career began in folk-rock and country-rock music, where she used to play at the Troubadour. Afterward, she discovered her true talent and was quickly named the “Queen of Rock” and “First Lady of Rock,” by the media. She has produced an impressive 31 good platinum records and won a whopping 10 Grammys.
Since her singing days, Linda has sadly been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and was forced to put down the mic. Despite the diagnosis, she still managed to release her memoir that same year, which she titled “Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir.”
Pam was very present in the 1970’s blaxploitation movie scene, where she played strong and dominant women. She acted in Jack Hill’s Coffy in 1973 and other movies like Foxy Brown and Sheba, Baby. Since then, she has acted in Jackie Brown and The Man with the Iron Fists and in the series L World.
In 2017, she starred in Bad Grandmas, a dark comedy feature film following four grandmothers who mistakenly kill a con man. At the moment she is starring in the T.V. series This is Us, alongside Mandy Moore, and just finished production for the upcoming comedy movie Poms with Diane Keaton.
Goldie had her breakthrough role on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In where she played a regular. Since then, her career took off. She has acted in multiple comedies like There’s a Girl in My Soup and Butterflies are Free and has shown her talent in satirical dramas like The Sugarland Express and Shampoo.
In 2013, Goldie recorded the voice of Peggy McGee in the animated series Phineas and Ferb. Apparently, Goldie still hasn’t tired of acting as she is returning to the big screen for the first film since 2002 and will star alongside comedian Amy Schumer in the mother-daughter comedy, “Snatched.”
A list of ‘70s powerhouses is incomplete without the “Queen of Soul” – Aretha Franklin. Arguably the most recognizable voice in any era. Aretha first found her calling in music while singing gospel in church. In the ‘50s and ‘60s, her career took off in earnest as she embraced the smooth tones of R&B.
She sang at the memorial service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Aretha went on to win eight Grammys in a row from 1968 to 1975. Years later, her voice graced another historic event – the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009. She tragically passed away in 2018.
Stevie Nicks was part of the iconic band, Fleetwood Mac. The uplifting, sometimes soul-crushing songs elevated Nicks and the group to mythical heights. Stevie and her bandmates released chart-topping albums “Fleetwood Mac” (1975) and “Rumours” (1977).
In 1981, Nicks embarked on a solo career with the release of her studio album “Bella Donna” – a critical and commercial success. The singer continues to be a source of inspiration for contemporary artists like Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, and Lorde, among others. She’s also the only woman inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.