32 years ago today on October 14, 1983, a quirky, visually colorful, vocally unique and an original artist known as Cyndi Lauper released her debut album, “Shes’ So Unusual” that cemented her career not only in the world of music, but overall as one of the most iconic women in the popular culture.
Coincidentally 26 years ago today, Cyndi held her first ever 2-night concert in Manila, Philippines. She performed her second and final night on October 14, 1989 as part of her “A Night To Remember World Tour” (and took her another 23 years later before she returned for another night of fun for her fans, including myself) 0:-)
To celebrate her legacy, I’ve created the photo above to honor a woman not only for her marvelous contributions in the recording, TV and stage industries but to also recognize her for being a philanthropist and human rights advocate most particularly her tireless fight in support of the LGBT community.
Currently, she’s in Nashville channeling her hillbilly side by recording a country album to be released in 2016…and that’s something we are so curious and excited to hear about once again from this versatile and legendary artist 😉
Even pop royalties and 80’s rivals, Cyndi Lauper and Madonna are extending their love and thoughts for the typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines.
Cyndi Lauper expressed her concerns via her official Twitter account last November 13:
And this wasn’t the first time the Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winning artist donated to the typhoon victims in the Philippines. Back in 1989 after her first concert stint in Manila, Ms. Lauper reached out to the typhoon victims. Read the previous article here.
Madonna on the other hand, is convincing her fans to help donate via her official Facebook account through Mercy Corps:
Words can’t express how grateful we, the whole Filipino nation, are to you Cyndi and Madonna! A huge thanks, hugs and salute to you both.
And once again, a big shout once again to ALL THE NATIONS of the world for your undying support! THANK YOU! God bless you all!
Cyndi Lauper made another history today by winning a Tony Award for Best Original Score! She is the first solo female to win the category. She made a history in 1984 for being the first female artist to spin-off four Top 5 singles at the Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart. Coincidentally, her “Time After Time” song reached #1 on the chart dated June 9, 1984—same date where she won her first Tony award today. She is also close to securing her EGOT status (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) now that she has a Grammy (1985 for Best New Artist), Emmy (1995 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series; also nominated in 1994 for the same category) and of course, a Tony award June 9, 2013. Congrats Cyndi!