Never Too Late: All-Female Rock Band Records Album Five Decades Later
Despite sharing stages with Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and Jimi Hendrix, this all-female rock band never got their “big break.” Ace of Cups, composed of Denise Kaufman, Mary Gannon, Mary Ellen Simpson, and Diane Vitalich, were at the center of San Francisco’s prominent music scene in the 1960s. Now, with all the members well into their 70s, the group has come back to record an album nearly five decades later. The women all went in different directions which caused them to stray from music; however, now they are getting a second opportunity. Next year, Ace of Cups will be touring, performing their old songs from a new perspective after having lived through events such as motherhood and career development.
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