by Gayle Wald

Jewish Women Who Rock

When veteran singer Darlene Love was  inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  earlier this year, feminist music fans raised a  collective cheer. Long known to cognoscenti  as a powerful and indelible voice of the  girl group era — that’s Love singing backup  on the Crystals’ “Da Doo Ron Ron” and  the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” — she  had nevertheless languished  outside the official annals of  rock. Indeed, of 619 individuals  inducted into the Rock and Roll  Hall of Fame, 55 (less than nine  percent) are women.

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