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Few performers in the music industry today can claim the longevity and respect earned by Genya Ravan.
Always the pioneer, Genya formed Goldie and the Gingerbreads in the early sixties, touring behind a string of European hits with the Stones, Kinks, Yardbirds
and Hollies as the first all female rock and roll band. Later she resurfaced back in the US as the powerful voice of Ten Wheel Drive, one of the original horn jazz-fusion bands. In the seventies she expanded her repertoire becoming the world’s first independent female producer, with critically acclaimed records by Ronnie Spector and the Dead Boys, ‘Young Loud and Snotty’, labeled the ultimate punk album by many reviewers. During the same period Hilly Krystal summoned Genya to head up CBGB Records.
In 2003 she received accolades for her memoir, Lollipop Lounge, one of the great tales of Rock and Roll survival. In it she speaks candidly about her childhood as a holocaust survivor, a teenage immigrant growing up in the tenements of New York’s lower East Side, her career and survival of both addiction and lung cancer.
A favorite among musicians across genres, there is no shortage of talent involved in Genya’s most recent releases, including Elliott Randall, Tom (Bones) Malone, Wayne Cobham, Eric Weissberg, Ian Mclagan, Nile Rodgers, Lenny Kaye and Felix Cavaliere. Earlier records have included such greats as Mick Ronson and duets with Ian Hunter and Lou Reed.
In 2011 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum included Goldie and the Gingerbreads in their Women in Music exhibit.
In 2012 her latest CD, the autobiographical, Cheesecake Girl, was released to rave reviews. She also appears on the posthumous Joey Ramone release, ‘New York City’, and a portion of her story is about to hit the big screen as Castle star, Stana Katic portrays her character in the new feature film, ‘CBGBs’ scheduled for a 2013 release. She continues to host two monthly radio shows for Little Steven’s Underground Garage on Sirius/XM: ‘Chicks and Broads’ in which she covers the often forgotten music of female artists from the 50’s to the present, as well as showcasing new and unsigned bands in ‘Goldie’s Garage’.
“rocks with an authority the Rolling Stones need to study for the new millennium”
Joe Viglione – Music Business Monthly