Best Female Vocalists of the '70s

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21Maria CallasMaria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was a Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations.

For me her voice is like an angel singing'

She is the greatest oper singer in the world! Her voice is amazing! It is one of reachest and deepest voices all the time! More than that se is very beautiful woman!

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22Dusty SpringfieldMary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.

Terrific stage presence, fantastic voice.

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23Debbie HarryDeborah Ann "Debbie" Harry is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie.

Debbie had it all, Looks. Voice, should have been no. 1 in pole

Love Debbie. She has an amazing voice

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24Rita Coolidge

A rare quality and strong voice. She is unique. Listen to Rita's early albums to the popular ones. Sultry, and easy to the ear.

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25Joan BaezV3 Comments
26Patti SmithPatricia Lee "Patti" Smith is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.

She had so much attitude in her voice, also very poetic.

27Joan SutherlandV1 Comment
28Judy Collins
29Phoebe Snow

Love her distinctive style!

30Nicolette Larson

To me that sweet woman Nicolette Larson will always be in my heart

Never got enough credit for how awesome she was as a person, song writer and singer

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31Gladys Knight

In the sixties she was less popular ( Gladys Knight and the pips ) than Diana Ross with the supremes, but she is a thousands time better vocalist than Diana Ross. She was really underrated back then.

Come on. This is your #1. Best voice and live performer ever! You're the best thing that ever happened to me can't be matched by anyone.

Beautiful voice! Wonderful melody- great performer!

She does a few notes in a style I don't think ANYONE can duplicate.

32Bonnie TylerBonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. She is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s.

Her rasp, hands down one of the best, like Stevie Nicks

33Gloria Gaynor

She is awesome how she survives

34Janis Ian

An intimate sound to her voice and great songs make her one of the best singer song writers of the 70's. She's still going strong today, and lots of people have covered her songs.

She had the largest range in her voice.

35Tina TurnerTina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

A musical icon! Tina made history with her performances ad wonderful voice! One of music history's greatest vocalist and performers.

Oldie but a goodie, how she still got on with her life after what she, s been through. deserves the best.

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36Cass Elliott (Mama Cass)
37Grace Slick

One of my top three fave singers of all time, with Linda Ronstadt and Grace Slick!

One of my top three fave singers of all time, with Linda Ronstadt and Ann Wilson!

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38Lena Zavaroni
39Emmylou Harris

A combination of beautiful face and beautiful voice. Will be the lead singer in the Angel's choir when she goes to the Grand Ole Oprah in the sky. Never had a solid number one hit but her endurance spanning 5 decades singing duets with the most powerful singers makes her my choice as best female singer.

She has really come into her own with her self penned later work. The greatest voice in C&W.

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40CherCher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.

Cher has always had a very unique voice. Though, most people would not agree. Female signers are expected to have soft and high pitch voices but not Cher. What makes Cher different is that she has a strong, deep low and sexy voice of all time. Cher can rock, pop, the blues, she can disco and even country, not very many can do that.

A true legend with a unique, powerful voice!

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