Best Female Vocalists of the '70s


The Contenders: Page 2

21 Joan Baez Joan Baez

She is the best singer ever

She has the purest voice.

Best ever

Fantastic Joan Baez - Llego con tres heridas. Breathtaking!

22 Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.

She has a way better and unique voice then at least 6 of the people in this top ten list.

Voice like sweet & zingy marmalade!

V 2 Comments
23 Dusty Springfield Dusty Springfield Mary 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.

V 1 Comment
24 Judy Collins

Wonderful voice

25 Maria Callas Maria Callas Maria 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!

V 1 Comment
26 Elkie Brooks

The U.K.s finest female singer. Rock, Jazz, Blues. Elkie does it all

Absolutely brilliant and still sounds as good as ever!

Elkie Brooks has an amazing voice.


V 1 Comment
27 Cher Cher Cher 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 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.

Cher delivered hit after hit in the 70s... Gypsies Tramps & Thieves, Dark Lady, Half Breed, The Way Of Love, Take Me Home... Definitely should be in the top 10!

A true legend with a unique, powerful voice!

Cher deserves much higher than this.

28 Cass Elliott (Mama Cass)
29 Phoebe Snow

Love her distinctive style!

30 Gloria Gaynor

She is awesome how she survives

31 Rita 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.

Rita's live version of "Superstar" on the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour must rank as one of the great classics of 60's rock music.

Loved her

32 Patti Smith Patti Smith Patricia 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.

33 Janis 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.

34 Nicolette 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

V 1 Comment
35 Joan Sutherland V 1 Comment
36 Tina Turner Tina Turner Tina 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.

V 1 Comment
37 Bonnie Raitt Bonnie Raitt

...and that slide guitar! She's a tiny red-headed spit fire

Just the best... Style, sexy, fits rock country and blues.



38 Gladys Knight Gladys 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.

39 Emmylou 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.

Great and unique in style, poise, grace. Legendary.

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

40 Bonnie Tyler Bonnie Tyler Bonnie 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

PSearch List

Recommended Lists