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Genya Ravan – Music

Genya Ravan’s career in music spans over 55 years, and is still going strong. Starting in 1962 as a dare in a Brooklyn club called The Lollipop Lounge (which is also the title of her autobiography published by Billboard Books), she jumped up to sing. “That was the first time I ever heard my voice”…she was promptly asked to join the band The Escorts.

Here’s a collection of videos and resources:

Opening Night of Rock and Roll Refugee with Exclusive performance by Genya Ravan (video by Suzanna Bowling)

Genya performs Shadowboxing at the Iridium, Broadway, NYC on February 6, 2013

Here’s a very rare clip from channel5 WNEW NYC, filmed in December 1977. The band is the original recording band for Urban Desire: Bobby Chen – drums, Connie Taylor – guitar, Charlie Giordano – keys, Richie Fliegler – guitar. The shots in the street were lower east side NYC and the shots in the studio were Mediasound’s studio West 57th Street. Genya sings Back In My Arms Again, from Urban Desire.

Promo video for the single Jerry’s Pigeons from Genya’s album Urban Desire

Ten Wheel Drive

Formed by Genya in 1968 with New Jersey musicians Michael Zager and Aram Schefrin, Ten Wheel Drive was a ground-breaking and hugely popular jazz rock line-up. The music has stood the test of time, although – sadly – there are no live videos for us to post (if anyone knows better, please contact us).

Here’s a link to the classic Ten Wheel Drive Chronicles album , where you can listen to clips and purchase the downloads..

Ten Wheel Drive, with Goldie Ravan

Goldie And the Gingerbreads

Formed by Goldie (aka Genya) in 1963, Goldie And The Gingerbreads was the first successful all-girl rock band in history to be signed to a major label and climb the charts. Goldie and The Gingerbreads toured with the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, the Kinks, and Manfred Mann. Here’s a video of their hit Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat, which reached #25 on the UK Singles Chart in 1965.