Women Rock! Day
Women Rock! Day is observed next on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024 (93 days from today).
In musical genres, rock and roll music is often thought of by listeners as male artists as the mainstays, innovators and keepers of the genre. However, not only male artists have been honored in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but gradually there have been female singers honored. To celebrate that day, Women Rock Day is held on January 3 every year to remember and honor the powerful female artists of this music genre.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum placed on the shores of Lake Erie in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States. This is a place to honor the most famous and influential names in the history of the recording industry, including artists, producers, and other major influencers in the music industry, especially with the music industry rock and roll genre.
Women Rock! Day was first celebrated in 1987 after Athena Franklin, the first American female singer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist with the title "Queen of Soul Music". Although famous for soul music, Franklin is also very famous for other genres such as jazz, rock, blues, pop, R&B and music gospel
Aretha Franklin began her singing career in church at the age of 10 and began recording music four years later. At the age of 18, Aretha signed with Columbia Records and she did not have the success she expected. In 1966, she transferred to Atlantic Records. During this time, she enjoyed major commercial success, including Billboard Hot 100 top-ten hits, and she had her first number-one single on the chart, "Respect" (1967). After she broke her leg in 1969, Aretha continued to record a string of major hits in the 1970s, with the albums Spirit in the Dark (1970), Young, Gifted & Black (1971) and Amazing Grace (1972). In particular, the album Amazing Grace became the best-selling gospel music album in the world. After recording the soundtrack album for the 1976 film Sparkle, Aretha left Atlantic and transferred to Artist Records in 1980. In 1984, Aretha ventured into pop rock and contemporary dance music, notably in Who's Zoom in' who album? 1985. In the following years, her career took a dip when Aretha when Aretha made an album in 2011, which is considered to be the last Audio album to record new songs by her, until 2014. Re-recorded hits by Adele, Dinah Washington... and named it "Aretha Sings the Great Diva Classics"
Aretha Franklin has an important role and is a legend in the history of American music, she is credited with popularizing the quintessence of Gospel singing into popular music, and the song Respect is the first flag of the style. During the movement for women's rights through music, she had a great influence on the generation of singers after her such as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Céline Dion.
How to celebrate Women Rock! Day
On Women Rock! Day, people are encouraged to honor the women of rock and roll. Take this day to listen to Aretha Franklin speak and watch her inductance to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Or listen to songs by female Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists, or choose from some of rolling stone's 50 best albums released by female artists. Don't forget to share your favorite tunes on social media with the hashtag #womenrockday
ObservedWomen Rock! Day has been observed annually on January 3rd.
Monday, January 3rd, 2022
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024
Friday, January 3rd, 2025
Saturday, January 3rd, 2026