Always the pioneer, Genya formed Goldie and the Gingerbreads in the early sixties, touring behind a string of European hits with the Stones, Kinks, Yardbirds and Hollies as the very first all-female rock and roll band in the world. She later resurfaced back in the US as the powerful voice of Ten Wheel Drive, one of the original horn jazzfusion bands. In the seventies she expanded her repertoire becoming the world’s first independent female producer, with critically acclaimed records by Ronnie Spector and the Dead Boys, ‘Young Loud and Snotty’, labeled the ultimate punk album by many reviewers. During the same period Hilly Krystal summoned Genya to head up CBGB Records.

Goldie and the Gingerbreads were added to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum’s Women in Music exhibit in 2011 and Genya’s latest CD was released to rave reviews in 2012. Sheappears on the posthumous Joey Ramone release, ‘New York City’, and a portion of her story is about to hit the big screen as Castle star, Stana Katic portrays her character in the new feature film, ‘CBGBs’ scheduled for a 2013 release. She continues to host two monthly radio shows for Little Steven’s Underground Garage on Sirius/XM: ‘Chicks and Broads’ in which she covers the often forgotten music of female artists from the 50’s to the present, as well as showcasing new and unsigned bands in ‘Goldie’s Garage’.

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