Greatest 70s female rock singer: Joni Mitchell or Stevie Nicks? | The Tylt

Dataviz
Real-time Voting
Greatest 70s female rock singer: Joni Mitchell or Stevie Nicks?
#JoniForever
#StevieForever
#JoniForever

Joni does "A Case Of You" live, 1974. Listen and weep.

#StevieForever

Stevie, just warming up with Christine before a Fleetwood Mac show. No mike, no audience, just pure gypsy brilliance.

#JoniForever

David Crosby claims the first time he ever heard Joni Mitchell sing, he "thought [he'd] been hit by a hand grenade." Her three-octave range was modeled off of Joan Baez and Judy Collins, but she took her vocal stylings even further, incorporating influences from jazz and blues. 

"Joni Mitchell heard Billie Holiday sing 'Solitude' when she was about nine years old—and she hasn't been the same since," said long-time admirer and sometime-collaborator Herbie Hancock. Prince, Bjork, and Maynard James Keenan all considered her a major influence.

imageSupportingMedia
#StevieForever

Nobody sounds like Stevie Nicks. "She's so tiny, and this big, deep voice comes rattling out," said Debbie Harry of the Fleetwood Mac front-woman. Rolling Stone called Nicks's vocals "strong, deceptively versatile...by turns husky, warm, velvety and childlike." It's hard to imagine the '70s (or our lives) without "Gypsy" or "Landslide."

imageSupportingMedia
#JoniForever

Joni's fans think her voice has the power to heal illness, and they may be right.

#JoniForever

Even kids today are struck by its purity and power.

#StevieForever

But for others, Stevie is the true queen.

#StevieForever

Stevie's voice has a witchy-angelic vibe so powerful that it makes her listeners contemplate becoming Wiccan.

#JoniForever

Want serenity now? Put on some Joni Mitchell.

#StevieForever

Stevie's singing is still leaving audiences awestruck.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Greatest 70s female rock singer: Joni Mitchell or Stevie Nicks?
#JoniForever
A festive crown for the winner
#StevieForever