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1. Her first band was Big Brother and the Holding Company. She loved the blues, she had a voice like no one else, and she never held back. Sadly, she loved to drink and use drugs too, and that was the cause of her death at the age of 27. Who was this Texas-born legend?
2. She first became known as the lead singer for a new wave band called Blondie. Soon she was a rock icon, a poster girl for the 70s. Who is this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer?
3. She formed a songwriting partnership with Gerry Goffin and they wrote great songs together for many years. She released a solo album called "Tapestry" in 1971, and it was one of the best selling albums of all time. Name this Grammy-winning musician.
4. This English singer's was first hit was "As Tears Go By". She had a long-term relationship with Mick Jagger in the 60s. Unfortunately, she fell into drug abuse and was even living on the street for a time. She eventually made a successful comeback with her album "Broken English". Her voice was unrecognizable, changed completely, from years of abuse. Name this singer.
5. This lady was the lead singer for a ground-breaking band called the Jefferson Airplane. She was an influential singer with a powerful vocal style. Name this legendary rocker.
6. She was a rarity on the music scene, the leader of a male rock band, called the Pretenders. She found success after years of struggle in the first days of new wave. People loved her edgy and tough attitude. Name this American songwriter, guitarist and singer.
7. She was lead singer with the Stone Poneys in the 60s, and their first hit was "Different Drum". Her beautiful version of Roy Orbison's "Blue Bayou" is her signature song. Later in her career she moved into many different musical areas, recording several albums of big band and mariachi music. Name this artist.
8. This singer began her career with her then-partner Lindsey Buckingham, in a band called Fritz. They struggled together for several years, until they were invited to join a band called Fleetwood Mac. The band was notorious for the conflicts between its members. Many stormy years later, she's on her own and still packing them in at concerts. Name her.
9. She was born in 1947 and died in 1997, a songwriter, pianist and singer. Her compositions include "Stoned Soul Picnic", "And When I Die" and "Wedding Bell Blues". Her career began in the 60s and she was a major influence in rock music until her untimely death. Name this musician.
10. She sang and danced, backed up by the Ikettes. She was married to her mentor, and although he helped make her famous, he also abused her terribly. She spent half her life on the road with their revue, until she finally decided she'd had enough. She went out on her own, and finally released a best-selling solo album. She's an icon today, in a class by herself. Name this lady.
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