"Rock chicks are fantastic to photograph. A rock chick is sassy, sexy and has loads of charisma- and, above all, is empowering both to herself and her audience".
Rock photographer Tony Mott
ROCK CHICKS THE HOTTEST FEMALE ROCKERS FROM THE 1960S TO NOW profiles the hottest rock'n'roll women, spanning the 1960s to current times; from Janis Joplin, Suzi Quatro and Chrissie Hynde to Courtney Love and Pink. With perceptive biographies and in-depth music critiques, author Alison Stieven-Taylor gives an up-close and personal look at the experiences, adventures and musical passions of these extraordinary and talented women whose wild vocals and on-stage antics have made them rock & roll legends.
Through personal heartaches, drug addictions, public humiliations and private nightmares these rock chicks have risen to take the music world by storm often facing great personal adversity; pressure and scrutiny that would have destroyed mere mortals.
Madonna spent years living in squats in New York before going on to sell 250 million records
Marianne Faithfull fell in love with heroin forsaking her other love Mick Jagger for the white powder
Annie Lennox endured the loss of a child in the glare of the media spotlight
Stevie Nicks battled drug addictions cocaine and anti-depressants for twenty years
Tina Turner survived the brutal bashings of her husband Ike Turner performing on stage with broken ribs and contusions
Alanis Morissette suffered from anorexia and bulimia
PJ Harvey was driven into therapy by the pressures of celebrity
And all went on to make some of the most memorable music the world of rock has heard.
ROCK CHICKS is a highly illustrated book which features the work of leading rock photographer Tony Mott and is designed by Aria award-winning design studio Debaser an essential rock'n'roll bible.
Rock Chicks is the first book that is collaboration between Rockpool Publishing and Mark Byrne. Mark Byrne has been working in the entertainment industry all of his life, as a performer, in Television and management. Mark Byrne Management was established in 1996, and is one of Australia’s leading management companies with talent such as Monica Trapaga, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Scott Mcgregor, Maeve O’Meara, Sharni Vinson, Kid Courageous, Maggie Kirkpatrick, Charlotte Dawson and Bill Collins.
In 2006 Mark was given a label deal through SONY/BMG in partnership with ‘Smiley’ Cleary. In less than two years with the business PEPPERMINTBLUE signed AMY PEARSON, ANTHONY CALLEA, ROGUE TRADERS, NATALIE BASSINGTHWAIGHTE, ERICA BAXTER, THE ANDROIDS , TV ROCK and was winner of the MUSIC NETWORKS music manager of the year 2006.
In 2007, Mark sold PEPPERMINTBLUE to manage NATALIE BASSINGTHWAIGHTE exclusively for music and to develop more international product and to focus on entering the literary management and book publishing industry.
Australian Version still available upon request from
jacketed paperback; 352 pages;
b/w & colour photographs;
Publication date: Monday 15 October 2007
Published: Oct/07 (AU/NZ)
Dimensions: 210 mm x 135 mm
Extent: 324 pages
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