Cyndi Lauper

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper, better known as Cyndi Lauper, was born in New York on June 22, 1953. She was only 12 years old when she started playing guitar and writing her own songs. By 1977, her vocal cords were so strained that she had to wait two years before starting her Blue Angel band, with John Turi. They released an album of the same name but it didn’t get anywhere so Cyndi decided to go solo. She started out singing in clubs and brought out her first album, entitled She's so Unusual, in 1983. It was an instant hit, featuring the now legendary hits, Girls Just Want to Have Fun and Time After Time, and it took her on the road for two whole years. Cyndi Lauper was known for her flamboyant image but wanted to change that; she succeeded in doing so with her second album, True Colors (the True Colors piano score is available here, on Noviscore). Unfortunately, her popularity declined thereafter, with the exception of her 2010 album, Memphis Blues (nominated for a Grammy), featuring BB King, no less! Cyndi Lauper is still singing today but is also enjoying other activities, appearing in various TV shows (Gossip Girl, Queer as a Folk, Bones) and reality TV. She took part in The Celebrity Apprentice in 2010 and launched her own reality TV show in 2013, appropriately entitled Still So Unusual.

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