Rock's First Diva by Steven Hager
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 3.
Approx. 5,650 words.
Published on February 3, 2012.
Arlene Smith was only 16-years-old when she became the first female rock star to emerge from the world of R&B, fronting her group, The Chantels. She forged a trail later traveled by Ronnie Spector and Diana Ross.