Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Cyndi Lauper became a huge star in the early-to-mid 1980's with her fantastic album - She's So Unusual. This album had multiple major hits. Here's what Wikipedia had to say - "On October 14, 1983, She's So Unusual was released and peaked at #4 in the US becoming a worldwide hit. With help from Rick Chertoff, Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman (of The Hooters) as her primary studio musicians, She's So Unusual's popularity spread like wildfire. At the time, Lauper became popular with teenagers and critics, in part due to her hybrid punk image."
Cyndi Lauper basically looked like a cheap tramp with red hair ... but man, did that image sell! Her song, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," is still an anthem to all women anywhere. There were tons of other songs on the album - "Time After Time," "She Bop," "Money Changes Everything," "When You Were Mine," "All Through the Night," That's a greatest hits album for most bands!
Lauper even parlayed her fame to help push the "Rock and Wrestling" theme of the WWF in the mid 1980's, along with Captain Lou Albano. And, she even played a big part in Live Aid.
She never again realized that kind of popularity, but still ...