1. Genya Ravan by Andrea Rae Georgas

    Genya “Goldie” Ravan has worn many hats throughout her career, from singer, songwriter, record producer and author, to DJ, radio personality and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. We’d like to add feminist pioneer to that list because she was ahead of her time in more ways than you can count. After leaving The Escorts in her late teens, Genya formed Goldie and the Gingerbreads with Ginger Bianco, Margo Lewis and Carol McDonald. They drew larger crowds than any other girl-group during during the ‘60s and won the attention of major bands like the Rolling Stones, soon becoming the first all-female rock band to be signed to a major record label. Genya’s groundbreaking list of firsts only continued as time went on. After the Gingerbreads disbanded, she found herself in the company of a budding punk scene at CBGB and played a major hand in developing some of the most influential punk bands of the time. She produced Dead Boys’ debut album, Young Loud and Snotty, and Ronnie Spector’s comeback album, Siren, and became the first top-level female record producer in the United States during the 1970s. Nowadays, she has two radio shows on Sirius XM: Goldie’s Garage, where she spins tracks of female artists from the ‘50s, and Chicks and Broads, which showcases unsigned artists. Although she may not be a household name, she has made an indelible mark on music, breaking through the boy’s club time and time again to pave the way for future female musicians worldwide. - Brianne Moore

     
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    - everyone will finally know who the hell Genya is after the hot-mess CBGB movie comes out next year - + going downtown...
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