Best Female Vocalists of the '70s

This is a Best Vocalist Category which may or may not relate to record sales.

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41 Melissa Manchester

Love her

42 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.

43 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

44 Diana Ross Diana Ross

Diana Ross is the greatest performer of all time! Her beautiful voice, her elegance, her acting and her beauty all come together to make her the most important female singer of the 60's and 70's. 50 years later, she still has her beautiful voice!

The full package - style, beauty, unique and totally commanding stage presence and the most underrated voice ever. Still touring and selling out venues such as the Hollywood Bowl after 50 years in the business and at the age of 72.

The best music ever, I defye anyone to listen to Baby Love without tapping there foot!

45 Roberta Flack Roberta Flack

One of the best singers and musicians ever. Roberta Flack is a must to all the listeners out there. She sang with such ease, silky voice and never never screamed for a note. She knew just what she was doing in the song. She never got insecure in her music, and she took risks. All of her work, and I mean all are rare Jewels. Sing Roberta, you made my life better by listening to you. thank you.

My all time favourite female voice. To quote Dionne Warwick, "Aretha makes you sweat; Roberta makes you think". Great interpretations of classic songs. She has a knack for doing so much more than merely covering a song; she's also a great arranger too, not to mention the piano playing.

I heard her records in the 70s and fell in love with her warm, enchanting, mysterious voice. She isn't played on radio and is now forgotten. What a shame.

She has always been my favorite.

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46 Natalie Cole Natalie Cole

She definitely deserves to be higher. She was a fantastic vocalist and a great interpreter of songs, classic and otherwise.

Should be much higher on list, she was 1st. Black female to go platinum, the first artist to have 2 number 1albums in the same year

Totally agree. In addition she was also the only black female to have won Grammys in all 3 of the major Categories.Record of Year, Album if Year, Best New Artist! !. Love e some Ms. Natalie Cole

She should be #1! The true definition of an artist! Ms. Natalie Cole could venture out in any kind of music and it was FANTASTIC/ FABULOUS! Jazz, soul, R&B, Espanol, you name it, she did. Just wish I had the chance of meeting her! May she and her son rest in peace! 😢"

47 Yvonne Elliman
48 Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette should be ranked higher. Her intensity and ability to style a song with deeply felt emotion and character cannot be matched. Take a listen to Stand By Your Man or Another Lonely Song and you'll fall in love with her all over again.

49 Jane Olivor

The third of a string of similar, smooth, eloquent unique belters including Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand.

50 Nana Mouskouri
51 Dolly Parton Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.

I don't care what no one say, Dolly you are the best country singer in the world! You beat all the other women because your looks and voice and personality is so sexy I'm just jealous! You go girl. I wish I have your boobs like you and I love the other, movies that you played in I don't care people can laugh at me but dolly parton the queen of country will never be beat she is the only famous person I like too. I want to go to your theme park dollywood one day I love you doll! ♥♡♥♡♥♡

52 Bette Midler

There just' "SUMTHN" Different about Her', I said the first time I heard & saw her! "Variety Show"! PRIVILEDGED! The moment I heard "DO U WANT DANCE" I Was HOOKED & HAVE BEEN A FAN EVER SINCE! HER TALENT & COMEDY "RARE UNIQUE"..."I LOVE you BETTE MIDLER, HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE HER PERFORMED But Never had the opportunity!

53 Patti Austin

U caught my ear when there was Jazz radio here in Detroit- WJZZ Icons ago & just like THAT the Sound of Jazz as We knew it was GONE In a PUFF of Smoke in the late 90's & Detroit has not had a REAL JAZZ Station since! There's where I first her Patti Austin & once on Soul Train! We got tickets for Her concert here but THAT was Cancelled! I loved her style & vocal talents SO Much but we don't hear from her much! Can't u & Quincy "Love" get together?!

54 Debby Boone
55 Maria Muldaur

Loved the few songs & album she made! Sultry & talented!

Love her... Forever and always

56 Brenda Lee Brenda Lee Brenda Mae Tarpley, known as Brenda Lee, is an American performer and the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960s.

One of the best ever never got enough credit!

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57 Jackie DeShannon

One of the greatest ever and a grea songwriter as well.

58 Sandy Denny Sandy Denny Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny, later known as Sandy Denny, was an English singer-songwriter who was lead singer for the folk rock band Fairport Convention.

Sad loss oh so long ago, if you have never heard of her look her up there's lots of her music on YouTube. So much talent!

Melody Maker readers twice voted her the "Best British Female Singer" in 1970 and 1971
Check her out on YouTube

59 Kiki Dee

Kiki Dee is the most under rated singer of the 70's. Should be in the top ten at least.

Just listen to I've got the music in me & Amoureuse. Kiki did more than just sing with Elton John.

60 Lili Ivanova
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