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Paid My Dues, Volume 2, Issue 1, Fall 1977


With the last issue a year and a half prior, this one marks huge changes, with a new staff,
in a new city, and I think, more of a concentration on lesbian (rather than just women's)
music...but then to be fair, by this time there was more lesbian music to write about.
Oh, and the print got smaller, so my scans had to get larger. I can definitely see the
editorial influence of Toni Armstrong Jr, who would go on to found "Hot Wire," in 1984.


Search words for this issue:
[ Note, as these are scanned pages, no search engine will find data on it, so I'm inserting
below the major lesbian music "names" and titles so they can be found ]

National Women's Music Festival, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, Meg Christian, Teresa Trull,
Kay Gardner, Kathy Fire, Linda Shear, Willie Tyson, Susan Abod, Cathy Winter, Betsy Rose,
Judy Eron, Patty Hall, Margie Adam, Ginni Clemmens, Maxine Feldman, Izquierda, Alive, Alix Dobkin,
Casse Culver, Therese Edell, Holly Near, Joanna Cazden, Sara Ellen Dunlop, Linda Tillery,
Woody Simmons, Trish Nugent, New Harmony Sisterhood Band

Just a comment, remember the focus of this publication was on Women, and not Lesbians as such.
My reason for providing this section is to provide historical information on Lesbian Musicians,
so will only provide "searchable tags" for those artists. Of course there may be many other artists
in these issues who were or are lesbian; I could only identify the ones in my knowledge.
And I do note that the list of "tags" is getting longer, because as time went on, there simply
were more lesbian musicians to write about.

Click for Part 2 of Paid My Dues, Volume 2, Issue 1