Songs From Women Who Achieved Musical Firsts

January 12, 1944 – Cynthia Robinson was born in Sacramento. She was a founding member and vocalist of Sly and the Family Stone— the first major American rock group to have a racially integrated, male and female lineup— and was one of the first female trumpeters in a major American band, and the first such player inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Let’s salute her pioneering ways and hear SONGS FROM WOMEN WHO ACHIEVED MUSICAL FIRSTS.

 “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman”

Carole King, first-ever woman to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2013.


Stevie Nicks, first woman to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.

“When I Get Low, I Get High”

Ella Fitzgerald, known as the First Lady of Song, she was the first African-American female to win a Grammy.

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