Who was the first successful woman singer-songwriter?main
Various people in Paris maintain it was Barbara, who was performing from 1959, and I’m inclined to endorse that.
But when did Carole King start?
And Judy Collins?
Did Billie Holiday write any of her own?
Either way, Amy Winehouse would never have been what she was without these antecedents. The JC reports today that her father Mitch is speedwriting a biography.