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Best female voice of the 70's

Some Great singers here
IMO - 2 of the best
Karen Carpenter
Carly Simon
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  • Karen Carpenter would take some beating.
  • Patti Smith
  • Judee Sill. Great singer, amazing song writer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeITxqrAOws

    Dead at 35 and a remarkable and gruelling back story.
  • edited May 14
    My Aunty Barbara

    Edit: Just found out she wasn’t my real Aunty 😞
  • Aretha and Karen Carpenter, as mentioned, would be worthy winners and just for the reason I mentioned in the make thread Maddy Prior would be an excellent choice. I also love Joan Armatrading too.

    However, for her longevity and the fact that she is a brilliant songwriter too, I would go for Carole King.
  • edited May 14
    Janis Joplin.

    Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz...…… (sung Southall's missus)
  • Debbie Harry - OK maybe not the best voice but she still managed to encourage me to knock one out into a sock
  • Addickted said:
    Janis Joplin.

    Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz...…… (sung Southall's missus)
    1970s?  She died in 1970.

    Vaguely remember singing this with you in that place in France, drunk, and we then decided going in the dodgems, still drunk, at three in the morning was a good idea.

    Long pont?
  • Diana Ross and Dusty Springfield come to mind.
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  • Aretha
    Joni
    Carole King

    Love Patti but not a great singer
  • Addickted said:
    Janis Joplin.

    Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz...…… (sung Southall's missus)
    1970s?  She died in 1970.

    Vaguely remember singing this with you in that place in France, drunk, and we then decided going in the dodgems, still drunk, at three in the morning was a good idea.

    Long pont?
    October 1970, which makes her a female voice of the 70s if I'm not mistaken. Definitely not a beauty, but boy was she a sexy lady.

    Longpont it was.

    Remember the shooting range?

    And the Kir Royale.
  • Addickted said:
    Addickted said:
    Janis Joplin.

    Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz...…… (sung Southall's missus)
    1970s?  She died in 1970.

    Vaguely remember singing this with you in that place in France, drunk, and we then decided going in the dodgems, still drunk, at three in the morning was a good idea.

    Long pont?
    October 1970, which makes her a female voice of the 70s if I'm not mistaken. Definitely not a beauty, but boy was she a sexy lady.

    Longpont it was.

    Remember the shooting range?

    And the Kir Royale.
    Remember it well, happy days
  • Donna summer, Aretha, Springfield
  • Aretha
    Joni
    Carole King

    Love Patti but not a great singer
    Love Carol King but wouldn’t say she had the strongest voice. 
  • Aretha.

    Can't really remember a bad vocal from her.
  • Stevie Nicks.
  • Minnie Ripperton
  • Sandy Denny

    Karen Carpenter

  • Kate Bush.
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  • Sandy Denny

    Karen Carpenter


    Beat me to it, Golfie - +1 for Sandy Denny.
  • Suzie Quatro
  • edited May 14
    Diana Ross and Dusty Springfield come to mind.
    Comment deleted
  • Elkie Brooks
    Stevie Nicks
    Ann Wilson
  • I'll add a couple of very different voices

    Maddy Prior and Donna Summer
  • Elkie Brooks
    Stevie Nicks
    Debbie Harry
  • Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone
  • Another set of votes Karen Carpenter and Dusty Springfield 
  • edited May 15
    Always think of Dusty as 60s

    Karen Carpenter was wonderful.

    There were a lot of good lovers rock singers like Janet Key.
  • Maggie Bell 
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