Best Female Vocalists of the '70s


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41 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.

42 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!

43 Grace Slick Grace Slick Grace Barnett Slick is an American singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and former model, widely known in rock and roll history for her role in San Francisco's burgeoning psychedelic music scene in the mid–1960s.

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!

Simple. I was there.

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45 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.

46 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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48 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?!

49 Debby Boone
50 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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51 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

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! 😢"

52 Jane Olivor
53 Nana Mouskouri
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55 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

56 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.

57 Yvonne Elliman
58 Lili Ivanova
59 Maria Muldaur

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

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60 Crystal Gayle

When she sang about making here green eyes greener - wow and that silky blonde hair - wow

Simply a Goodess of American Country-Pop. I fell in love with her voice only three years ago when she already had retired from singing. Hard to find such a beautiful voice and such tender songs in our days.

I thought she had long dark brown hair?

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