’70s Teen Pop author, Lucretia Tye Jasmine, tells us about her favorite Christmas performance: the first GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously) concert on December 5, 1968. Here she tells us the GTO story and how they came to personify the intersection of Second Wave feminism and music.
Read posts related to feminism and discussions on gender inequality in the music industry.
Next month we’re adding two new books to our Genre series: ’70s Teen Pop and Krautrock. If you’re not yet familiar with this series, think of Genre as your guide through musical sub-genres that have intrigued, perplexed, or provoked listeners. Much like the original 33 1/3 series, each book offers new perspectives, song recommendations, little-known tidbits, personal stories, and above all, ways of thinking about music.
Ayanna Dozier on what The Velvet Rope says about power, sexual fluidity, and respectability politics The Velvet Rope has been with me since its release nearly twenty-three years ago in October of 1997. For most of that time, I had no intention to write about my admiration for the album. It was simply a record