Feminine pride and empowerment are common themes in the rock, pop, and rhythm & blues hits of the 21st century – especially in recent years. But there were fewer such hit records in earlier eras.

This episode remembers 30 songs with feminist messages that were played on the radio long before their time – the decades of the 1950s through the 1990s.

Ironically, almost all of these tunes were composed or co-composed by men, and we’ll conjecture as to the reasons why. Even so, these musical messages had a strong and positive impact.

Our resident Rockologist, Ken Deutsch, will be along to interview a special guest for this episode – Patricia Brown Holmes. Judge Holmes is the first African-American woman to become the managing partner of a national law firm. She’ll relate how this music inspired her and other women to achieve great things. And Radio Dave will have more of the greatest rock and roll stories on record.

Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll