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RESPECT: HONORING THE GREAT WOMAN SONGWRITERS OF OUR TIME

RESPECT: HONORING THE GREAT WOMAN SONGWRITERS OF OUR TIME

Friday, March 18, 2022

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They formed the soundtrack of my life. Carole. Aretha. Dolly. Stevie. Joni. Carly. Ellie. Chrissie. Cynthia. Laura. Karla. These women songwriters, with their stellar bodies of work, made unforgettable names for themselves. So much so that we’re actually able to identify them on a first name basis.

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