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Encyclopedia > Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper
Lauper at San Francisco Pride 2008
Lauper at San Francisco Pride 2008
Background information
Birth name Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
Born June 22, 1953 (1953-06-22) (age 55)
Origin Queens, New York, United States
Genre(s) Pop, rock, dance-pop, new wave
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, producer, actress (film & stage)
Instrument(s) Vocals, Appalachian dulcimer, guitar, recorder, omnichord, trombone, percussion, electric bass
Years active 1977—present
Label(s) Portrait / Epic (1982–1986)
Epic (1987–1998)
Edel (1999–2002)
Daylight / Epic (2003–present)
Associated acts Blue Angel
Website www.cyndilauper.com
Notable instrument(s)
Appalachian dulcimer

Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American Emmy and Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress in film, television, and theater. She became a household name in the mid-1980s with the release of the album, She's So Unusual and became the first artist in history to have four top-five singles released from one album. Lauper has released 11 albums and over 40 singles, selling more than 55 million albums worldwide. She continues to tour the world in support of human rights. Drag queens on a float at San Francisco Pride 2005 Dykes on Bikes start the parade. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... This article is about the genre. ... Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Two Appalachian dulcimers The Appalachian dulcimer is a fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically with three or four strings, although contemporary versions of the instrument can have as many as twelve strings and six courses. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Various recorders The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument of the family known as fipple flutes or internal duct flutes — whistle-like instruments which include the tin whistle and ocarina. ... An Omnichord is an electronic musical instrument manufactured by the Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation. ... The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... Percussion redirects here. ... 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Edel Musicis founded in 1986 in Germany as a mail order record company selling mostly soundtracks. ... Daylight Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Sony BMG. // History Daylight was founded by David Massey in late 2000 as an Epic Records Group label, and has subsequently signed and helped to develop a broad array of artists, in the process achieving global sales in excess of... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Blue Angel was the name of the band (and debut album) that featured a pre-fame Cyndi Lauper. ... 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Contents

Biography

Early life and pre-fame

Lauper was born to Fred and Catrine Lauper in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in a rough area of Queens.[1] Her mother uses the stagename, "Catrine Dominique" for the music videos she has starred in.[2] Her father was of German and Swiss descent and her mother was Italian American (from Campania).[3] She has a sister named Ellen and a brother named Fred (nicknamed Butch). For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... For other uses, see Campania (disambiguation). ...


When Lauper was five, her parents divorced, and her mother moved with the three children to Ozone Park, which was at that time a poor neighborhood in Queens, New York. Lauper's mother remarried, divorced again, and went to work as a waitress trying to support her children. It was during this time that Lauper began listening to artists like Judy Garland, Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Beatles. Her mother encouraged her independence and creativity. Ozone Park Welcome Sign. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949 Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959), also called Lady Day is generally considered one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


At the age of twelve, Lauper learned how to play a guitar that she had inherited from her sister. Lauper started to write her own lyrics during this time. She had a great love of art and music and tried to find ways to express herself. Even at this early age, Lauper started dyeing her hair different colors and wearing clothes that most people would find unusual.


Lauper was accepted in a special public high school for students with talent in the visual arts, but she was held back and eventually dropped out, earning her GED sometime later. At the age of seventeen she left home planning to study art. Her journey would take her to Canada, where she spent two weeks in the woods with her dog, Sparkle, trying to find herself. She eventually wound up in Vermont, where she took art classes at Johnson State College. She supported herself by working various odd jobs. Feeling homesick, she eventually returned to Ozone Park. The GED, General Educational Development, or General Equivalence Degree Test, is a test that certifies the taker has attained American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Johnson State College is a public college located in Johnson, Vermont. ...


In the mid-70s, Lauper performed as a vocalist with various cover bands (such as Doc West and Flyer who still perform under the names Gap Wilson Band and Red, White and Blues Band) in the New York metropolitan area, singing hits by bands such as Jefferson Airplane, Led Zeppelin, and Bad Company. Even though Lauper was now performing onstage, she wasn't happy singing cover songs. A cover band (or covers band) is a band that plays only cover songs. ... Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the psychedelic rock movement. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... This article is about the English rock band. ...


In 1977, Lauper damaged her vocal cords and took a year off. She was told by three doctors that she would never sing again. Her friends told her to see a vocal coach, which led her to Katie Agresta, who helped Lauper regain her voice by teaching her proper vocal exercises. Laryngoscopic view of the vocal folds. ... Katie Agresta is one of the most professionally renowned singing coaches and vocal trainers in America. ...


Blue Angel

In 1978, after Lauper regained her voice, she met saxophone player John Turi through her manager Ted Rosenblatt. Turi and Lauper became writing partners and formed a band called Blue Angel. They decided to put everything they had into making an album of original material. John Turi is a U.S. song writer and musician. ...


A few demos were recorded and the tape found its way over to Steve Massarsky, who was managing The Allman Brothers Band. Massarsky said the tape was horrible, but he was attracted to Lauper's voice. He saw them play live and eventually started managing the band after buying their contract out for $5,000. Many people wanted to sign Lauper only if she would sign on as a solo artist. Lauper held out, wanting the band to be included in any deal she made. Polydor Records eventually signed them as a band. The Allman Brothers Band is a band from Macon, Georgia, labeled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the principal architects of Southern rock. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ...


In 1980, they released a self-titled album on Polydor Records. The album charted #37 in Austria with the single "I'm Gonna Be Strong". In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine included it as one of the 100 best new wave album covers. Lauper hated the cover, often saying they made her look like Big Bird. Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... Im Gonna Be Strong is a song written by the famed songwriting duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. ... This article is about the magazine. ... For other uses, see Big Bird (disambiguation). ...


Despite critical acclaim, the album sold poorly (or "went lead", as Lauper says) and the band broke up. Polydor Records had a regime change, and the label wouldn't let the band back into the studio unless they had a hit. The members of Blue Angel had a falling out with Massarsky and fired him as their manager. He later filed an $80,000 suit against them. This forced Lauper into bankruptcy.


Lauper started working in retail stores such as the New York high-end thrift store Screaming Mimi's to make ends meet, and she still sang in local clubs. Her most frequent gigs were at El Sombrero. Music critics that saw Lauper perform with Blue Angel thought that she had star potential since she had a wide singing range (4 octaves),[4] perfect pitch, and a vocal style all her own. She was in her late twenties and had yet to achieve stardom. When asked about her age, Lauper would usually get defensive, saying, "What am I, a car?" A charity shop (UK), thrift store (US) or op shop (Australia/NZ, from opportunity shop) is a retail establishment operated by a charitable organization for the purpose of fundraising. ...


Then in 1981, while singing in a local New York bar, Lauper met David Wolff, who gave her a ride home that night. The two fell in love and eventually moved in together. They painted their living room pink and purchased a chihuahua. This article is about the state. ... This article is about the breed of dog. ...


Wolff took over as her manager and got her signed with Portrait Records, a subsidiary of Columbia Records. Wolff had been working with a band called Arc Angel. He introduced Lauper to CBS executive Lennie-Petze, who in turn introduced them to producer Rick Chertoff. Portrait Records is a sister label of Epic Records. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...


In 1985, the Blue Angel album was re-issued and it brought moderate success, particularly in South East Asia where it produced several hits like "Fade", "I'm Gonna Be Strong", and "Late".


She's So Unusual

On October 14, 1983, She's So Unusual was released, and became 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. is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Shes So Unusual was the debut album by American 1980s icon Cyndi Lauper. ... “Young Men” redirects here. ...


Lauper knew she could write songs, but the record company had a lot of material they wanted her to record. She altered a lot of the songs that were thrown her way, often changing the lyrics to suit her. (This would end up helping her in the long run financially as she could claim credit as a co-writer and collect royalties.) This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


An example is "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", Lauper says the original lyrics of the song dealt more with a girl pleasing a man, therefore she changed the lyrics, wanting the song to be more of an anthem as she felt the original song seemed misogynistic. Girls Just Want to Have Fun was the first major single released by singer Cyndi Lauper as a solo artist. ... In Eva Prima Pandora, by Jean Cousin (Louvre Museum), Eve, the equivalent of Pandora embodies Original Sin Misogyny (pronounced ) is hatred or strong prejudice against women; an antonym of philogyny. ...


The album's second single was the ballad "Time After Time". Lauper co-wrote "Time After Time" with Rob Hyman when her producer, Rick Chertoff, suggested to the band that the album could use one more song. The record label didn't have much faith in Lauper as a songwriter, but they gave her the chance to prove herself. Notably, "Time After Time" was one of the biggest hits of 1984. It has been covered by more than 100 artists and is considered an American pop standard. Time After Time is a pop song written by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman. ...


Lauper came up with the title for "Time After Time" while reading TV Guide. "Time After Time" was the name of a 1979 science fiction movie starring Malcolm McDowell as a man who invents a time machine. She has also stated that the apartment that she shared with David in New York had a very loud alarm clock, and that's where the lyrics "the clock ticks and I think of you" originated. TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ...


The third single, "She Bop", was a paean to masturbation. Lauper claimed in a 1993 interview with Howard Stern that she recorded the vocals for the song naked.[citation needed] She Bop was the third commercially released solo single by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... Paean, in Homer, was the Greek physician of the gods. ... Woman masturbating, 1913 drawing by Gustav Klimt. ...


"All Through the Night" was written by Jules Shear. It was later re-recorded in Swedish and released as the B-side to a single from the debut album of Marie Fredriksson (who'd achieve international success later as Roxette's female lead vocalist), in 1984. In 2005, a cover by Tori Amos appeared on her set of live albums, The Original Bootlegs. Shear and Lauper had also collaborated on his hit single "Steady" which became a Billboard Top 40 hit that year. All Through the Night was the fourth commercially released solo single by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... Jules Shear is an American singer and songwriter born in Pittsburgh in 1952. ... Marie Fredriksson 2006   is best known as the lead singer of the Swedish pop duo Roxette. ... Roxette is a Swedish pop-music double act, sometimes rock-influenced, whose members are Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. ... Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ...


The album also includes a cover of The Brains' New Wave track "Money Changes Everything" (another Top 40 hit for her), and "When You Were Mine", a cover of Prince's song that was later released as a promotional single in 1985. The Brains were an Atlanta-based New Wave band who released two albums in the early eighties. ... Money Changes Everything was the fifth commercially released solo single by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... When You Were Mine is the name of a song written and released by Prince on his 1980 album Dirty Mind. ...


Lauper spent 1984 touring and promoting She's So Unusual. By the end of the year, she was the first female to have four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 hits from one album. The LP itself stayed in the Top 40 charts for more than 65 weeks and sold 16 million copies worldwide. The original title of She's So Unusual was She's So Wonderful. “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


The video for "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" made Lauper an MTV staple. The video ran constantly on MTV, and featured wrestler Captain Lou Albano as Lauper's father. It won the first ever award for Best Female Video at the 1984 Video Music Awards. The video featured many of Lauper's family members and her dog, Sparkle. Lauper appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in May of 1984. The photo on the cover had been reversed to make room for the title. She also appeared on the cover of Time Magazine and Newsweek with the headline, "Women In Rock". Lauper was voted by Ms. Magazine as one of its women of the year.-1... This article is about the magazine. ... magazine Ms. ...


The video for "Money Changes Everything" was shot during a concert at the Summit in Houston, Texas. The concert was broadcast over the radio and fans were told to show up wearing white t-shirts. The video featured pop singer Martika (of "Toy Soldiers") hugging Lauper onstage. Appearing on Martikas self-titled debut album in 1989, Toy Soldiers is a slow ballad. ...


She started 1985 by participating on USA for Africa's famine-relief fund-raising single "We Are the World", singing the climactic soprano part of the bridge. USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa), was the name under which forty-five U.S. artists, led by Harry Belafonte, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single We Are the World in 1985. ... Not to be confused with We Are Here To Change The World, a song that was featured in Captain EO. For the album with the same title, see We Are the World (album). ...


The WWF

Lauper always claims that David Wolff was a major fan of wrestling and it was his idea to get her involved with the WWF (World Wrestling Federation). The WWF television show had a massive audience, and Wolff thought that he could sell more albums if she appeared on the show. The idea worked, but Lauper's image as a songwriter and artist would be tarnished. Wolff set up a cross-promotion deal with the WWF. The wrestlers would be promoted through her videos and special appearances, and Lauper would be featured on the WWF program.


In 1985, Lauper won a Grammy Award in the Best New Artist category. At the event, she appeared with WWF Superstar Hulk Hogan, who played her "bodyguard". In return, she made many appearances as herself in a number of WWF's "Rock and Wrestling" events, where she was the manager of Wendi Richter. Their entrance music was "Girls Just Want to Have Fun". This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Wendi Richter (born on September 6, 1961 in Dallas, Texas) is a professional wrestler best known for her stint in the World Wrestling Federation in the mid-1980s. ... Girls Just Want to Have Fun was the first major single released by singer Cyndi Lauper as a solo artist. ...


Lauper and Wolff had a long drawn out storyline involving WWF wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. Lauper appeared on "Piper's Pit" which was Roddy Piper's segment on the WWF show. The story involved Captain Lou Albano, who came out during Lauper's segment claiming that he had given Lauper her start, and that he was the one that discovered her. Lauper became outraged, flipping over a table, and hitting the Captain over the head with her purse. Roderick George Toombs (born on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), best known by his stage name of Rowdy Roddy Piper, is a Canadian professional wrestler of Scottish descent. ... -1...


On December 28, 1984 at Madison Square Garden, an award was being presented to Captain Lou Albano by Cyndi Lauper and David Wolff. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper turned on Lauper and started attacking her music. Roddy climbed into the ring, slammed the award over Captain Lou's head, and during the confusion, Roddy kicked Lauper, knocking her back about two feet. Roddy then picked up David Wolff slamming him down in the ring. Hulk Hogan came to Lauper's rescue but Piper ran away. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ...


The event made for good television, and Roddy's story is conflicting as to whether or not the kick was intentional or staged. On his most recent DVD "Born To Controversy", Piper claims he was asked to kick her. In 2007, during an interview at a GI-Joe convention in Atlanta, Piper claims it wasn't intentional (You Tube).


A small riot ensued, and Piper became the sworn enemy of Hulk Hogan. He and Hogan wound up in a match that took place a few weeks later called "The War to Settle the Score." Celebrities like Dee Snider and Little Richard filmed segments for the WWF talking about Lauper and Roddy Piper.


In February of 1985 "The War to Settle the Score" was aired live on MTV. The event would feature Hulk Hogan against Rowdy Piper. Paul Orndorff jumped into the ring to help Piper attack Hogan. Lauper was standing near the ring screaming at them, when they decided to come after her. Mr. T, who was sitting in the front row, came to her rescue. Paul Orndorff and Piper ganged up on Mr. T while Hogan was down, but when Hogan came to, Piper and Orndoff ran out of the ring. This was the event that started "WrestleMania". Paul Orndorff (born October 29, 1949 in Brandon, Florida) is a retired professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling as Mr. ... This article is about the actor. ... Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment since 1985. ...


The WWF wrestlers recorded an album in 1985 with David Wolff. Lauper contributed to "The Wrestling Album", under the pseudonym "Mona Flambé" as guest backing vocals. She later described the period as fun, but it became an increasing distraction to her musical ambitions. Also by the end of 1985 she started to feel that the WWF involvement was starting to turn her into a joke within the music industry. The album also led to a collaboration with Rick Derringer. Derringer wrote Real American, which featured Lauper on backing vocals. Derringer and Lauper would write "Calm Inside The Storm" for her True Colors album. The Wrestling Album was an album released by the World Wrestling Federation in 1985. ... Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer, 5 August 1947, in Fort Recovery, Ohio) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer. ...


During David Wolff's early career, he produced a band called Captain Chameleon. They had a song called "Grab Them Cakes". That song would turn up again on the WWF wrestling album being sung by the wrestler Junkyard Dog. Lauper and Wolff became the associate producers for the animated series "Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling".


The Goonies

Steven Spielberg had asked Lauper to be the musical director of his latest film The Goonies, an adventurous family film about lost treasure. Lauper had the power to choose whom she wanted on the soundtrack, so she tried to make the album very diverse. The Bangles were just one of the bands that contributed to the soundtrack. Lauper thought the band was very raw and fresh. Steven Allan Spielberg, (Honorary KBE, born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... The Goonies is a 1985 adventure-comedy film directed by Richard Donner. ... For the jewelry item, see Bangle. ...


Lauper worked so hard on the soundtrack that she wound up in the hospital.[citation needed] Lauper states in a 1986 interview that she had been working 12 hour days and had gynecological problems. Lauper had a minor operation and spent some time in the hospital. Her doctors told her that she needed some rest. This was the reason she wasn't able to participate in the Live Aid concert. Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on July 13, 1985). ...


Lauper scored another hit with the single "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough", which earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, for the film The Goonies. The video featured many guests including WWF Wrestlers such as the Iron Sheik, Captain Lou Albano, Roddy Piper, André the Giant, "Classy" Freddie Blassie, The Fabulous Moolah & Nikolai Volkoff, the Goonies cast as well as the Bangles. The video was split up into two acts, making Lauper the very first artist to have a two-part video. Spielberg even allowed her access to the set pieces from the film. The soundtrack album reached #73 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The GooniesRGood Enough was a song recorded by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (حسین خسرو وزیری), (born March 15, 1943 in Tehran, Iran) is a retired Iranian professional wrestler better known by his ring name The Iron Sheik. ... Roderick George Toombs (born April 17, 1954) better known by his ring name Rowdy Roddy Piper, is a Canadian professional wrestler, and film actor. ... André Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993), best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. ... Fred Blassie (February 8, 1918 – June 2, 2003), better known as Classy Freddie Blassie, was an American professional wrestler and manager born in St. ... Lilian Ellison [1], better known by her ring name The Fabulous Moolah (born July 22, 1923), is a female professional wrestler who is marketed by World Wrestling Entertainment for holding the record for the longest title reign by any athlete in any professional sport. ... Nikolai Volkoff (born Josip Peruzović in October 14, 1947) is a professional wrestler who is best known for his performances for the World Wrestling Federation. ... The Bangles were a popular American pop band of the mid 1980s, one of the new generation of independent all-women bands that followed The Go_Gos. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Lauper stopped performing "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough", in concert around 1987. During the Australian leg of her 2004 "At Last" tour, at the request of the crowd, she performed an a cappella version of the first verse and chorus at several shows. It was at a show in Baltimore on Lauper's 2006 tour that she finally played it in full again. The crowd was chanting "Goonies" and she sang the song a cappella to an ecstatic crowd. She finally agreed to play the song again on her "True Colors" tour in 2007 and it was featured in her 2008 tour of Australia as the second number performed at each show. This article is about the vocal technique. ...


During the video commentary for "The Goonies" actor Sean Astin can be heard thanking Lauper for the song. He says that they all appeared tired on the set of the video, due to the rigorous shooting schedule, but they really did love the song. Sean apologizes to Lauper again in footage that can be seen in the upcoming "Goonies Documentary". Sean Astin (born Sean Patrick Duke[1] on February 25, 1971 in Santa Monica, California) is a film actor, director, and Oscar-nominated producer best known for his film roles as Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, the title character of Rudy, Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy...


In 1985, The Women in Crystal Film Awards awarded her with the New Directions Award, given to those who are known for their creativity and originality.


True Colors

Lauper at Gay Games VII
Lauper at Gay Games VII

Lauper released her second album True Colors on September 15, 1986. It reached number four on the Billboard 200. For this album, she increased her involvement both in production and songwriting. Guests on the album included Angela Clemons-Patrick, Nile Rodgers, Aimee Mann, Billy Joel, Adrian Belew, The Bangles, Ellie Greenwich, and Rick Derringer. Lauper co-wrote most of the album with Essra Mohawk, John Turi, Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. Image File history File linksMetadata Cyndi_Lauper_at_Gay_Games_VII.jpg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gay Games VII Gay icon Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or... Image File history File linksMetadata Cyndi_Lauper_at_Gay_Games_VII.jpg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gay Games VII Gay icon Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952 in New York City) is a prolific and influential musician, composer, arranger, guitarist and music producer, and co-founding member of the seminal multi-platinum hit R&B band Chic, with influential bassist, the late Bernard Edwards. ... Aimee Mann (born September 8, 1960) is an American rock guitarist, bassist, singer, and noted songwriter. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... Adrian Belew in concert, November 2006. ... For the jewelry item, see Bangle. ... Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer, 5 August 1947, in Fort Recovery, Ohio) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer. ... Essra Mohawk (born Sandra Elayne Hurvitz on 23 April 1948) is an American singer-songwriter who recorded 8 albums, many receiving critical acclaim, and penned the hits Change of Heart for Cyndi Lauper and Stronger Than the Wind, recorded by Tina Turner. ... John Turi is a U.S. song writer and musician. ... Billy Steinberg is an American songwriter. ... People named Tom Kelly include: Tom Kelly (baseball) Tom Kelly (engineer) Tom Kelly (Ireland) Tom Kelly (musician) Tom Kelly (UK) Tom Kelly (USA) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Although the album was not as commercially successful as its predecessor, it contained three high-charting singles, including the title track (which become her second platinum number-one hit), "Change of Heart" (#3) and a cover of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" (#12). The album also featured an older song called "Maybe He'll Know" which was on Lauper's Blue Angel album. The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... Change of Heart was a Canadian independent alternative rock band in the 1990s. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. ... For other uses, see Whats Going On (disambiguation). ...


The album covers for both She's So Unusual and True Colors were composed by photographer Annie Leibovitz. "True Colors" was licensed to Kodak for use in its commercials. Lauper had no control over the song which was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. This article is about the American photographer. ...


The 4th single from the album, "Boy Blue", became Lauper's first non top 40 song. The proceeds of the song were donated to AIDS research. Boy Blue was released in 1987 as the fourth single from the True Colors album. ...


In 1986, Lauper appeared on the Billy Joel album The Bridge on a song called "Code of Silence". Lauper also sang the theme song for the series "Pee-wee's Playhouse" the same year, though she was credited as "Ellen Shaw". The theme song is speeded up making Lauper's voice sound a bit distorted.[citation needed] On adult swim broadcasts, Lauper's portion of the opening was cut out. Playhouse star Paul Reubens appeared on the True Colors album track "911" as an emergency operator. The album sold nearly 12 million copies. William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... The Bridge is an album by Billy Joel. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Pee-wees Playhouse is a childrens television program starring Pee-Wee Herman. ... Adult Swim, usually stylized [adult swim], is an adult-oriented television network sharing channel space with Cartoon Network in the United States. ... Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, and comedian, known professionally for his character Pee-wee Herman. ...


Late 1980's

In 1987 David Wolff produced a concert film for Lauper called Cyndi: Live in Paris. The concert was broadcast on HBO that same year. For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ...


Lauper made her film debut in August of 1988 in the quirky comedy Vibes, alongside Jeff Goldblum, Julian Sands, Rosie Pena and Peter Falk. Lauper played a psychic in search of a city of gold in South America. The film was produced by Ron Howard and David Wolff acted as the film's associate producer. Ad for Vibes from 1988 Los Angeles Times Vibes is a comedy film released in 1988 starring pop icon and singer Cyndi Lauper, actor Jeff Goldblum, actor Julian Sands and legendary actor Peter Falk. ... Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (born October 22, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Julian Sands (born January 15, 1958) is a British actor. ... Peter Michael Falk (born September 16, 1927) is an American actor. ... Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma) is an American actor, and an Academy Award winning film director, and producer, known for his roles on sitcoms, movies and television. ...


To prepare for the role, Lauper took a few classes in finger waving and hair setting at the Robert Fiance School of Beauty in New York and studied with a few Manhattan psychics. The film was poorly received by critics and commercially flopped, though it reached the Top 30 in America"s Most Rented Movies. Lauper contributed a track called "Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" but the song was not included on the soundtrack. A video was released, which was meant to be a high energy, hysterically funny action/adventure romp through a Chinese laundry. The song hit #54 on the US charts, but fared better in Australia, peaking at #8 and becoming her fifth and final Top 10 single in Australia. It was performed as the opening track on her 2008 Australian tour. Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China) was the song recorded by pop singer Cyndi Lauper for her 1988 film Vibes. ...


At the beginning of 1988, Lauper traveled to the former Soviet Union as part of a project to collaborate with Russian songwriters. Her trip resulted in the song "Cold Sky", a duet with Russian superstar Igor Nikolaev, which appeared on the album Music Speaks Louder Than Words. Lauper says she was unhappy about the way the album was mixed.[citation needed]


Lauper received an honorary diploma from Richmond High School, Queens, in 1988.


A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember, Lauper's third album, was released on May 23, 1989. Though critically well-received, it was not as big a commercial success as her previous albums. The album spawned only one big hit, "I Drove All Night", originally penned for and sung by Roy Orbison, although his version was not released until 1992, three years after Lauper's version and four years after his death. She also wrote and produced most of the album. Contributing writers were Desmond Child, Christina Amphlett of Divinyls, Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, Diane Warren, and Frank Previte. Guest musicians include Bootsy Collins, Larry Blackmon, Batkini Khumalo, Eric Clapton, and Nile Rodgers. The video for "My First Night Without You", released in 1989, was one of the first to be closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. A Night to Remember is the name of popular 1980s icon and singer Cyndi Laupers third album (as well as a song on the album). ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... I Drove All Night is a song written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly for Roy Orbison. ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, guitarist and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... Desmond Child Desmond Child (born 28 October 1953, Miami, Florida, USA) has worked as a music performer and songwriter. ... Christina Joy Amphlett (born October 25, 1959, Geelong, Victoria, Australia) is the lead singer for Australian Rock band Divinyls. ... Divinyls are an Australian rock music band. ... Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... William Bootsy Collins (born October 26, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a pioneering funk bassist, singer, and songwriter. ... ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952 in New York City) is a prolific and influential musician, composer, arranger, guitarist and music producer, and co-founding member of the seminal multi-platinum hit R&B band Chic, with influential bassist, the late Bernard Edwards. ...


On July 21, 1990, Lauper joined many other guests for Roger Waters' massive performance of The Wall in Berlin, performing "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II". Lauper wore a school girl outfit performing to over 300,000 people. The concert was watched live by over five million people worldwide. is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. ... For other Pink Floyd works based around this album, see The Wall (Pink Floyd). ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...


Lauper had become close friends with Yoko Ono. In 1990 she took part in a John Lennon tribute concert in Liverpool, performing the Beatles song "Hey Bulldog" and the John Lennon song "Working Class Hero". The concert was aired on the Disney Channel. She also took part in a project Ono and Lennon developed called "The Peace Choir". They performed a new version of John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance". The reworked "Give Peace a Chance" was written by Sean Lennon. For the song by Die Ärzte, see Yoko Ono (song). ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Give Peace a Chance is a song written by John Lennon and originally credited to Lennon-McCartney (John Lennon and Paul McCartney). ... Sean Taro Ono Lennon (aka Sean Ono Lennon, born October 9, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. ...


In 1990, Lauper co-wrote the song "Paper Heart" (a song about drug addiction) with Go-Go's alumna Jane Weidlin. The song appeared on Weidlin's CD Tangled. Jane Wiedlin (born Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin on May 20, 1958 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA) is the rhythm guitarist of the all female multi-platinum rock band The Go-Gos. ... Tangled is the longest running dance music night in Manchester, England. ...


Love and marriage

A mutual breakup between Cyndi Lauper and David Wolff occurred in 1989. Most of the details about the breakup have not been published, but Lauper later stated: "The business got in the way of the relationship." In a 1993 interview with Howard Stern, Lauper hinted that Wolff didn't want to marry her.[citation needed] Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ...


Lauper worked on movie called Moon Over Miami which later became Off and Running with David Keith, Richard Belzer and David Thornton, whom she started seeing romantically. Lauper claims that Miami was a great place to fall in love. The film was released in Europe but never made it off the ground in the US market. (David Wolff was the music supervisor for the film.) Cover of Off and Running VHS Off and Running is an American film starring singer and actress Cyndi Lauper. ... David Keith (born May 8, 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American actor and director. ... Richard Jay Belzer (born August 4, 1944) is an American stand up comedian, writer, and actor, perhaps best known for his work as Det. ... David Thornton is an actor. ... Miami redirects here. ...


On November 24, 1991 38-year-old Lauper married Thornton, only ten days her senior, at the 205-year-old Friends Meeting House at 15th St. and Rutherford Place on Stuyvesant Square in Manhattan, New York City. Rock and Roll pioneer Little Richard, who at one time gave up Rock and Roll to become a minister (and remains one) performed the ceremony. Patti LaBelle sang Procol Harum's classic "A Whiter Shade of Pale", and Lauper 's grandmother served as the maid of honor. Other guests included Paul Reubens, best known for his Pee-wee Herman character, and John Turturro, star of the 1991 Coen brothers film Barton Fink. Lauper had threatened to dress like a lighted Christmas tree, but settled on a traditional white wedding dress. is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Sydney Friends meeting house A Friends meeting house is a place of worship for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). ... Stuyvesant Square is a park in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and was a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s. ... Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944) is an American R&B, soul singer and songwriter. ... Procol Harum is an English rock band, formed in the 1960s, who built a heavy foundation for what would become progressive rock. ... A Whiter Shade of Pale is a song by the British band Procol Harum. ... Napa, California: USA A new bride humorously observes the legal signing of her marriage license by her maid of honor. ... Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, and comedian, known professionally for his character Pee-wee Herman. ... Pee-wee Herman is a fictional character played by Paul Reubens. ... John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor noted for his performances in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), The Color of Money (1986), Five Corners (1987), Men of Respect (1991), Quiz Show (1994), Monday Night Mayhem (1999), Secret Window (2004), The... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Joel and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, are Oscar-winning American filmmakers. ... Barton Fink is a 1991 film by Joel and Ethan Coen. ... For other uses, see Christmas tree (disambiguation). ...


Tycoon and a Duet with Sinatra

In 1992, Lauper contributed two tracks to the European musical Tycoon, an English version of the hit French stage show Starmania. She scored another Top 20 hit in Europe (it went to #2 in France, earning a 2x platinum certification there) with "The World Is Stone", penned by Tim Rice, Michel Berger, and Luc Plamondon. It was quoted that Tim Rice and Luc Plamandon would only work on the song if Lauper would record it. Neither the musical nor the songs were released in the U.S., though the two tracks did see the light of day stateside with the quiet release of a compilation in 2000. Starmania is a French / Québécois Opera written in 1976 with music by Michel Berger and lyrics by Luc Plamondon. ... The World Is Stone is a single by American singer, Cyndi Lauper. ... Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award winning lyricist, author, radio presenter and television gameshow panelist. ... Michel Berger (28 November 1947, Neuilly-sur-Seine - 2 August 1992, Ramatuelle), born Michel-Jean Hamburger, was a very successful French singer and songwriter. ... Luc Plamondon (born March 2, 1942) is a french-canadian song lyricist. ...


Lauper recorded "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", a duet with Frank Sinatra, which was released on the album Very Special Christmas II. Sinatra's vocals were taken from his original recording and mixed with Lauper's in the studio. Sinatra redirects here. ...


Hat Full of Stars

In June of 1993, Lauper released her critically acclaimed[citation needed] fourth album Hat Full of Stars. With a smooth new R&B sound, world music instrumentation, and production by Junior Vasquez, she tackled such topics as homophobia, spousal abuse, racism and abortion. Despite significant accolades, sales were poor (just 4 million copies worldwide[citation needed]), largely because the album suffered from a lack of promotion. Lauper appeared on the Howard Stern Show to promote the album. Hat Full Of Stars was the fourth solo studio album released by Cyndi Lauper. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Junior Vasquez is a famous New York club DJ and remixer/producer. ... A protest by The Westboro Baptist Church, a group identified by the Anti-Defamation League as virulently homophobic. ... Spousal abuse refers to a wide spectrum of abuse. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota...


Lauper said the song "Hat Full of Stars" was written as a message to David Wolff. The video for "Who Let in the Rain" features a chalk drawing of David Wolff on the sidewalk.


"A Part Hate" was written collaboratively by Lauper and husband David Thorntorn. The video for "Sally's Pigeons" features the then unknown Julia Stiles as the young Cyndi. Sallys Pigeons was the second single (in some countries it was the third) from Laupers Hat Full Of Stars album. ... Julia OHara Stiles (born March 28, 1981) is an American stage and screen actress. ...


Tommy Mottola, president of CBS Records, told Lauper to go out and make her own Graceland (referring to Paul Simon's offbeat critically acclaimed album). Lauper wanted to write her own material and stop doing cover songs. She decided to write a few songs on the album with other people, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ailee Willis, Nicky Holland, Tom Gray, Hugh Masekela and The Hooters. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning country/folk singer-songwriter and guitarist, with a diverse musical style that is sometimes said to be unclassifiable. ... We dont have an article called Tom Gray Start this article Search for Tom Gray in. ... Hugh Masekela (born Johannesburg, April 4, 1939) is a South African flugelhorn and cornet player. ...


The same year, Lauper recorded "Boys Will Be Boys" with The Hooters, and another duet called "Private Emotion". (The Hooters dedicated this song to Lauper.) Both songs appeared on the Hooter's CD Out of Body. Lauper also returned to acting, playing Michael J. Fox's ditzy secretary in 1993's Life with Mikey, which also starred Nathan Lane. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Private Emotion is a song by Ricky Martin that came from his Ricky Martin album. ... For other persons named Michael Fox, see Michael Fox (disambiguation). ... Life with Mikey is a 1993 movie starring Michael J. Fox as a former child star, now an agent for child actors. ... Nathan Lane (born February 3, 1956) is a Tony Award and Emmy Award-winning actor of the stage and screen. ...


12 Deadly Cyns

Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some, was released worldwide in 1994 (except in the U.S., where it was held back until the summer of 1995). The album was a greatest hits compilation that included two re-recorded tracks, "I'm Gonna be Strong", first recorded with her band Blue Angel, and a reworking of her first big hit, newly christened "Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)". The Japanese edition of the CD includes the single "Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China)" as the final track. Twelve Deadly Cyns. ... Girls Just Want To Have Fun was the first major single released by singer Cyndi Lauper as a solo artist. ...


The album was released under a number of different titles, and had different packaging and track listings for certain countries. Twelve Deadly Cyns sold over 6 million copies worldwide and Lauper began a world tour to promote the album. It was especially popular in the UK, reaching number two on the music charts, while the new "(Hey Now) Girls Just Want to Have Fun" hit number four (the single also returned Lauper to the US Hot 100, albeit briefly). The song includes special appearances by Snow and Patra. The album also included a hot reggae influenced song, "Come On Home", which was remixed by Junior Vasquez with a special appearance by Demetrius "Sir Jam" Ross. Due to the success of the album Lauper's next studio album was delayed.[citation needed] The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Snow (disambiguation). ... Patra can refer to: Patras, a port city in western Greece Patra (Indian Cuisine), a dish from Gujarat, India Patra (singer), a female Reggae artist Category: ... Junior Vasquez is a famous New York club DJ and remixer/producer. ...


Lauper won a Emmy Award for her role as Marianne on the sitcom Mad About You. The network set up a production deal for a spin off sitcom featuring Lauper, but the show she proposed seemed too radical.[citation needed] Winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Outstanding Guest Actor, Comedy Series 1989: Colleen Dewhurst, Murphy Brown 1990: Swoosie Kurtz, Carol and Company 1991: Colleen Dewhurst, Murphy Brown 1992: no information 1993: Tracey Ullman, Love and War 1994: Eileen Heckart, Love and War... For other uses, see Mad About You (disambiguation). ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one, such as a television series based on a pre-existing one, or as a new company formed from a university research group. ...


A 12 Deadly Cyns VHS tape featuring most of Lauper's videos was released. The DVD was released in 2000.


Sisters of Avalon

In 1997 Lauper announced that she was expecting a child. Declyn Wallace Thornton Lauper was born on November 17th of that year; he was named after Elvis Costello,[citation needed] whose first name is Declan. He was born while Lauper was putting the finishing touches on her new album. Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ...


Her fifth album, Sisters of Avalon (released in Japan in 1996 and everywhere else in 1997) brought her moderate success, but only sold 1 million copies worldwide. The album was quickly embraced by the gay community for its dance and club stylings. The topical themes of the album also contributed to its "pink" appeal. The album was written and produced with the help of Jan Pulsford (Lauper's keyboard player) and Producer Mark Saunders. Guest musicians include, Bush lead guitarist Nigel Pulsford on "You Don't Know" and "Love to Hate". The album was written and recorded in Tennessee and Connecticut and finished in an old mansion in Tuxedo Park, N.Y., where she lived and worked at that time. Sisters of Avalon was the title of an album released by singer and actress Cyndi Lauper in 1996. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The song "Ballad of Cleo and Joe" addressed the complications of a drag queen's double life. Lauper started writing the song around 1994. "Brimstone and Fire" painted a portrait of a lesbian relationship, and "You Don't Know" showed Lauper flexing more political muscle than on her previous albums. The song "Say a Prayer" was written for a friend of hers who had died from AIDS. The song "Searchin'" was used in one of Baywatch's episodes. "Unhook the Stars" was made into a movie of the same name starring Marisa Tomei, Gerard Depardieu, Gena Rowlands and David Thorntorn. Ballad of Cleo and Joe is the third and final single off of Sisters of Avalon by Cyndi Lauper. ... Drag artist Lypsinka. ... Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress. ... Gérard Depardieu (born December 27, 1948) is a French actor. ... Gena Rowlands (born June 19, 1930) is an American actress. ...


Lauper's sister Ellen had "come out" and Lauper considered her to be a role model.[citation needed] Ellen was doing a lot of charity work for the gay community, and was working out of a clinic, helping people who were suffering from AIDS. For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ...


Lauper began performing as a featured artist at gay pride events around the world. She also served as the opening act for Tina Turner's summer tour, which was one of the highest grossing tours that year. Lauper took up the appalachian dulcimer which would have a huge effect on her future projects.[original research?] She took lessons from David Schnauffer. Front line of Gay Pride parade in Paris, France; June 2005 Gay pride or LGBT pride refers to a world wide movement and philosophy asserting that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Two Appalachian dulcimers The Appalachian dulcimer is a fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically with three or four strings, although contemporary versions of the instrument can have as many as twelve strings and six courses. ...


Lauper's stepfather died during this period.


Merry Christmas

Lauper churned out her last album for Epic in late 1998. Merry Christmas, Have A Nice Life, as the title implies, was a Christmas collection of original material and standards. It is a combination of folk-rock, cajun and celtic music. Her version of "Silent Night" was used in a Pampers commercial. Autograph of the carol by Gruber Silent Night is a traditional and popular Christmas carol. ... Pampers is a brand of disposable diaper (or nappy) marketed by Procter & Gamble worldwide. ...


Rob Hyman co-wrote the album opener "Home On Christmas Day", and provides accordion and organ accompaniment on a number of tracks. Producer William Wittman, who has been behind a mixing board for Lauper since her debut album She's So Unusual, was once again in a co-producing and mixing role. Lauper is ably assisted by Jan Pulsford, the keyboardist who tours with Lauper and co-produced her last disc, Sisters Of Avalon.


The Christmas album was recorded at Lauper's home in Connecticut. Lauper vocalized in a cedar closet that not only had great acoustics but apparently had enough of a Riverdance vibe that she was inspired to do some clog-dancing there, the sound of which can be heard on a not-quite traditional take of "Three Ships".[citation needed] She also stepped outside her back door to get the right vocal sound for "First Lullaby".


Declyn was the major inspiration on Merry Christmas, "December Child" was written for him. Declyn makes his vocal debut on "First Lullaby": Jan tickled him, grabbed the mike, and the results are on tape.


Lauper reprises two holiday-themed tracks for previous albums that blend seamlessly with the newer material: "Feels Like Christmas", a Cajun-spiced tune from Hat Full of Stars and "Early Christmas Morning" from Sisters of Avalon. She closes the album with a stark rendition of "Silent Night" in memory of the late Peter Wood, the close friend and musician to whom Lauper dedicated her hits compilation, Seven Deadly Cyns...And Then Some. Wood, whom Lauper recalls as a "magical musician", was a keyboardist who toured with the singer and performed in the studio on many of her best-loved tracks. Hat Full Of Stars was the fourth solo studio album released by Cyndi Lauper. ... Peter Wood Peter Wood (?-1993) was a british musician, born in Middlesex, England, and a member of Quiver, and Natural Gas, before he began to work closely with Roger Waters, as well as Cyndi Lauper, Jonathan Kelly and Bob Dylan just to mention a few. ...


Lauper recalls another old friend on "Minnie and Santa", a not-quite-naughty tale of a woman with her sights set on seducing Santa. Lauper based the tune, which sounds like some long-lost holiday drinking song, on a deceptively sweet elderly co-worker from Lauper's days at a downtown Brooklyn five and dime who delighted in shocking her younger colleagues with her salty wit.


On January 17, 1999, Lauper appeared on The Simpsons. Lauper appeared on the show as herself singing the National Anthem. The episode was called "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken". The same year, Lauper co-headlined a tour alongside Cher. The tour was called the Do You Believe? Tour. Lauper and Cher performed "Turn Back Time" on VH1 Divas. She also garnered critical plaudits for her roles in several independent films including Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle, and The Opportunists (with Christopher Walken) where she was nominated in the best supporting actress category for her role. Simpsons redirects here. ... Wild Barts Cant Be Broken is the eleventh episode of the tenth season of The Simpsons. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... The Do You Believe? Tour, sometimes also known as The Believe Tour, was Cher’s third solo concert tour. ... In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. ... The Opportunists is a 2000 film starring Christopher Walken. ... Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actor. ...


Lauper contributed a cover version of The Trammps's classic "Disco Inferno" to the soundtrack for the film A Night at the Roxbury. The remixed version became a club hit and received a Grammy nomination that year for Best Dance Recording. The single was released as an EP, featuring several remixes. The Trammps, based in Philadelphia, were one of the first disco bands. ... Disco Inferno is a single by Cyndi Lauper on the A Night at the Roxbury soundtrack. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... A Night at the Roxbury is a 1998 comedy film based on a recurring skit on televisions long-running Saturday Night Live. ...


In 2000, Lauper contributed a song called "I Want a Mom That Will Last Forever" for the children's movie Rugrats in Paris. The song was written with Mark Mothersbaugh (of the new wave group DEVO). The song won the best theme song in a movie in a European film festival. Also in 2000, Lauper co-write a song, "If You Believe", with Faye Tozer of the British pop group Steps. It appeared on the band's third studio album, "Buzz", and was subsequently released in the US in July 2001. Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is Nickelodeons 2000 theatrical sequel to The Rugrats Movie that follows the continuing adventures of the Rugrats. ... Mark Mothersbaugh (born May 18, 1950, in Akron, Ohio) is an American musician, composer, singer, and painter. ... Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled DEVO or DEV-O) is an American New Wave group formed in Akron, Ohio in 1972. ... Faye Louise Tozer (born Northampton, November 14, 1975) is a singer who gained fame as a member of the band Steps. ... Steps was a pop group that achieved a series of charted singles between 1997 and 2001. ... Look up buzz in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Shine

Lauper prepared her seventh album in 2001, Shine, which saw her returning to her early pop/rock sound. It features Japanese pop superstar Ryuichi Sakamoto, and George Fullan of Train. Just weeks before the album's scheduled release on September 11, 2001, her label, Edel America Records, folded, and the tracks were leaked to the public. Shine was a 2004 album released exclusively in Japan by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan) is an Academy Awards-winning, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-winning Japanese musician, composer, producer and actor, based in New York and Tokyo. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Edel Music was founded in 1986 in Germany as a mail order record company selling mostly soundtracks. ...


Although a five song EP of the same name was made available through her website and at Tower Records, the full-length album concept was scrapped. The five song EP was released in June of 2002, and was made available at Best Buy. An album of Shine remixes was eventually released through Tower Records. The complete Shine album was released on April 21, 2004, exclusively in Japan. The album has become a collector's item often selling at high prices on places like Amazon.com. This article is about the audio format. ... Tower Records is a retail music chain based in Sacramento, California, USA. It currently exists as an international franchise and an online music store. ... For the defunct chain of catalog showrooms, see Best Products. ... Shine was a 2004 album released exclusively in Japan by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... Amazon. ...


On October 12, 2000, Lauper took part in a television show called Women in Rock, Girls With Guitars. The show featured Sheryl Crow, Ann and Nancy Wilson (guitarist), Melissa Etheridge, Amy Grant, Wynonna Judd, and Destiny's Child. Lauper performed the Paul McCartney hit "Maybe I'm Amazed" with Ann Wilson of Heart. She also sang the R&B classic "Ooh Child" with the girl group Destiny's Child. Lauper was well received at the event, getting standing ovations after every song. She also performed a new song called "Water's Edge" with Ann Wilson. The song was well received and critics saw that performance as one of the highlights of the night. Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... Ann Dustin Wilson (born June 19, 1950 in San Diego, California) is the lead singer and flute player[1] of Heart. ... Ann (left) and Nancy Wilson, 1993 Nancy Wilson (born March 16, 1954) is an American singer and guitarist who, with her older sister Ann, became a part of the Seattle band Heart. ... Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961, in Leavenworth, Kansas) is an Academy Award-winning and two-time Grammy Award-winning American rock musician and singer. ... Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her Contemporary Christian Music and pop music, and a New York Times Bestselling author, TV personality, and occasional actress. ... Wynonna Ellen Judd (born May 30, 1964) is an American country music singer. ... This article is about the group. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English rock singer, bass guitarist, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, record producer, film producer and animal-rights activist. ... This article is about the group. ...


A CD was issued that contained the studio versions of some songs performed during the concert. The only live song on the disc was "Maybe I'm Amazed" but unfortunately the version is edited. Lauper's part remains intact, but the entire verse by Wilson was removed, totally skipping her first verse and going into her second. This CD was exclusively released to Sears stores from September 30 to October 31, 2001. The CD cost $4.99, $1.00 of which went to breast cancer research. The CD was released as a "Sony Music special product". Sears, Roebuck and Company (NYSE: S) was founded in Chicago, Illinois as a catalog merchandiser in 1886 by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck. ...


Lauper's former label Sony issued a new best-of CD entitled The Essential Cyndi Lauper. She re-signed with Sony/Epic Records and a cover album tentatively called Naked City was in the works. Sony Records is a record label courtesy of Columbia, Epic and American Recordings. ... The Essential is an compilation of the best hits of Cyndi Lauper released by Epic/Legacy in 2003. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


Lauper toured with Cher on her Living Proof: The Farewell Tour in 2002. In 2004, Lauper contributed two tracks to the Creole Bred CD, which was a tribute to Cajun and Zydeco music. The album was released on May 11, 2004. This article is about the entertainer. ... Cajuns are an ethnic group mainly living in Louisiana, consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles and peoples of other ethnicities with whom the Acadians eventually intermarried on the semitropical frontier. ... Early Creole musicians playing an accordion and a washboard in front of a store, near New Iberia, Louisiana (1938). ...


At Last

In November 2003, an album of covers was released entitled At Last (formerly Naked City), which became a Top-40 hit in the U.S. and Australia. Lauper was nominated in 2005 for a Grammy Award in the category of "Best Instrumental Composition Accompanying a Vocal". The nomination was for her interpretation of the song "Unchained Melody". At Last is a 2003 album by Cyndi Lauper. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Unchained Melody is a popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. ...


At Last became Lauper's best selling album since Twelve Deadly Cyns, with 4.5 million copies. The album was also voted as the best CD of covered songs beating those of Rod Stewart, K. D. Lang and Tony Bennet. The success of the CD prompted Sony-BMG to release the DVD Live... At Last which went gold in less than a year. Rod Stewart CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England, with Scottish parentage. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ...


Lauper took part in VH1 Divas Live with Patti La Belle, Jessica Simpson, Debbie Harry, Ashanti, Sheila E., and the Pussycat Dolls. In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. ... Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida) is a singer-songwriter and actress most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. ... Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, model, and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. ... Sheila Escovedo (born December 12, 1957, in Oakland, California), known by her stage name Sheila E., is an American musician, perhaps best known for her work with Prince and Ringo Starr. ... The Pussycat Dolls are an American hip hop, pop and R&B quintet, and dance and burlesque ensemble founded by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995. ...


2005–2007: The Body Acoustic and other projects

Under a new contract with Sony Music, Lauper released The Body Acoustic, an album that featured acoustic reinterpretations of tracks from her back catalog. Two new tracks were also written and recorded, one of which is "Above the Clouds". Guests on the album included Shaggy, Ani DiFranco, Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday, Jeff Beck, Puffy AmiYumi, Sarah McLachlan,and Vivian Green. The Body Acoustic is Cyndie Laupers latest release with acoustic retrospectives needless of television boost, is a smashing mellow album sure to bring the youth of the 80s into reminiscance mode. ... Shaggy (born October 22, 1968, in Kingston, Jamaica as Orville Richard Burrell) is a Jamaican reggae deejay who takes his nickname from Scooby-Doos companion, a nickname given to him by his friends, during his teenage years in which his hair bore a similarity to the Scooby Doo character. ... Ani DiFranco (IPA: ) (born Angela Maria Difranco on September 23, 1970) is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter. ... Adam Burbank Lazzara (born September 22, 1981 in Sheffield, Alabama), is the lead singer of the American rock band, Taking Back Sunday. ... Taking Back Sunday is an Alternative rock band from Amityville, New York, Long Island, New York. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... PAY redirects here. ... Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC,[2] OBC[2] (born January 28, 1968) is a Grammy-winning Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. ... Vivian Green (born 1980) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


"Time After Time" and "Above The Clouds" became Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart staples.[citation needed] "All Through The Night" hit the top 5 in the Latin American countries. It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ...


Though she hasn't released an album of new material since 1997's Sisters of Avalon, Lauper has remained busy over the years. Appearing on Showtime's hit show Queer As Folk in 2005, making her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera in 2006 (where she won as best actress in a broadway by an internet poll), and directing a commercial for Totally 80's edition of the board game Trivial Pursuit. This article is about the pay TV channel. ... Queer as Folk is an American and Canadian television series co-production, produced by Showtime and Temple Street Productions which was based on the British series of the same name created by Russell T. Davies. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Die Dreigroschenoper, original German poster from Berlin, 1928. ... Trivial Pursuit is a board game where progress is determined by a players ability to answer general knowledge, popular culture questions. ...


VH1 Classic honored Lauper with a television special called Decades Rock Live. The show featured Lauper performing with many artists such as Shaggy, Scott Weiland of Velvet Revolver/Stone Temple Pilots, Pat Monahan of Train, Ani di Franco, and the Hooters. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Shaggy (artist). ... Scott Weiland (born Scott Richard Kline on October 27, 1967) is an American musician, lyricist, and vocalist for the popular American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. ... Velvet Revolver is a Grammy Award-winning hard rock supergroup currently consisting of, Slash (Lead Guitar), Duff McKagan (bass guitar, backing vocals), Matt Sorum (drums, percussion, backing vocals) of Guns N Roses, and Dave Kushner (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), of Wasted Youth. ... Stone Temple Pilots (abbreviated STP) is an American rock band consisting of Scott Weiland (vocals), brothers Robert (bass guitar, vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), and Eric Kretz (drums, percussion). ... Monahan performing in West Palm Beach Patrick Pat Monahan was born February 28, 1969 in Erie (Waterford), Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... Ani DiFranco (pronounced AHH-nee) (born September 23, 1970) is a progressive feminist singer, guitarist, and songwriter. ... This article is about the two restaurant chains collectively using the shared Hooters brand. ...


On October 16, 2006, she was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.[5] In 2007, she sang "Beecharmer" with Nellie McKay on Nellie's Pretty Little Head album, and "Letters To Michael" with Dionne Warwick. is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an organization located in Lake Grove, New York. ... Pretty Little Head is the second album by singer Nellie McKay planned for an October 31st release date on Nellies own Hungry Mouse label. ...


In September 2006, Lauper served as the vocal coach of the Top 8 contestants in the Canadian Idol. Eventual winner Eva Avila recorded her version of Lauper's "This Kind Of Love". Canadian Idol is a reality television show on the Canadian television network CTV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. ... Eva Avila (born Eva Gougeon-Ávila, in Ottawa, Ontario, February 25, 1987) is a Canadian singer from Gatineau, Quebec and the winner of the 2006 season of Canadian Idol, the fourth year or instalment of the show. ...


In June 2007, Lauper headlined the True Colors Tour for Human Rights through the United States and Canada which also included Deborah Harry, Erasure, The Dresden Dolls, and Gossip, with Margaret Cho as MC and special guests in different cities. The tour, sponsored by Logo, the MTV Networks channel targeting gay audiences, provided information to fans who attend, as well as purple wristbands with the slogan "Erase Hate" from The Matthew Shepard Foundation.[6] A dollar from every ticket sold was earmarked for the Human Rights Campaign, which advocates equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people.[7] In October 2007 the Matthew Shepard Bill was passed into a law by the US Congress,[dubious ] largely due to the great success of the True Colors Tour. Debbie Harry on the cover of her collection Most of All: Best Of Deborah Harry (born July 1, 1945) is a Miami-born American rock and roll musician who originally gained fame as the frontwoman for New Wave band Blondie, which originated in the late 1970s and achieved commercial success... This article is about the a musical group Erasure. ... The Dresden Dolls are an American musical duo from Boston, Massachusetts. ... Neighborly gossips in the Altstadt in Sindelfingen, Germany Gossip consists of casual or idle talk of any sort, usually slanderous and/or devoted to discussing others. ... Margaret Cho (born December 5, 1968) is an American comedian, fashion designer and actress. ... MasterCard logo Manchaster Town Hall MC can mean: Mini Cooper: Macao: FIPS PUB 10-4 territory code Machine, (also m/c) Manchester, England (also m/c) Mariah Carey, American songstress Marginal cost Marin Catholic Master cylinder Master of Ceremonies Rapper (also emcee), or a prefix for the names of rappers... For other uses, see Logo (disambiguation). ... The Matthew Shepard Foundation was founded in December 1998 by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998[1]. Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his... HRC logo The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights organization in the United States. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ... Transgender is generally used as a catch-all umbrella term for a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups centered around the full or partial reversal of gender roles; however, compare other definitions below. ... Matthew Wayne Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was fatally attacked near Laramie, on the night of October 6 – October 7, 1998 in what was widely reported by international news media as a savage beating because of his homosexuality. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political...


In September of 2007, Lauper performed "The Lady in Pink" for Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series The Backyardigans, for their first hour-long, primetime TV movie called Super Secret Super Spy. This article is about the TV channel. ... The Backyardigans is a Canadian 3-D CGI-animated[1] childrens TV series, created by Janice Burgess. ...


2008: Bring Ya to the Brink

Lauper recorded an album of all new material during 2007. The working title given to the project was Savoir-faire, but she announced at her Perth, Australia concert in February 2008 that the name of the album was Bring Ya to the Brink and that it would be released in the Spring. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of French phrases used by English speakers. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ...


Lauper visited England and France during summer 2007 to write for the album and wrote songs with dance artists Basement Jaxx, Digital Dog, Dragonette, Kleerup and others. She described it as a mainly dance album with good rhythm. Basement Jaxx is a critically acclaimed UK house music duo, comprising Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, that rose to popularity in the late 1990s. ... Dragonette are the electropop love child of Martina Sorbara and Dan Kurtz; what began as a sultry love affair has turned into a band adored by pop critics and fans. ...


The first single released in Japan was "Set Your Heart" which gained significant airplay there and was also used in the advertising campaign for the new 2008 Toyota Car Model (Mark X ZIO) starring actor and singer Takeshi Kaneshiro. Takeshi Kaneshiro (Japanese and Chinese: 金城武, Hepburn: Kaneshiro Takeshi, Pinyin: Jīnchéng Wǔ), (born October 11, 1973) is a male actor and model. ...


Lauper embarked on an Australian tour playing at the King's Park Botanic Gardens in Perth, Western Australia, supported by Katie Noonan and Kate Miller-Heidke on February 22, 2008 and she was the headline and final act at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party, on March 2, 2008 where she performed at 8:00am. She sang "Same Ol' Story" followed by a newly remixed version of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun". Lauper got into the spirit of the Mardi Gras weekend by later dancing till dawn at various nightclubs along Sydney's famous gay strip, Oxford St, which earlier in the night, was the location for the world-famous parade. Kings Park (京士柏 or 皇囿) is an area east of Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... Katie Noonan is an Australian singer-songwriter. ... Kate Miller-Heidke (b. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Performers in the 2006 Sydney Mardi Gras The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual gay pride parade and festival for the LGBT community in Sydney, Australia. ... -1... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Girls Just Wanna Have Fun was a top hit in 1984 and is perhaps the most popular song by 1980s icon and singer Cyndi Lauper. ... Oxford Street, Darlinghurst Oxford Street is a major thoroughfare in Sydney, Australia, running from Whitlam Square on the south-east corner of Hyde Park in the central business district of Sydney to Bondi Junction in the Eastern Suburbs. ...


"Same Ol' Story" was released as the album's first worldwide single and was released as a download only on May 6, 2008. It was the number one downloaded song on the day of release. Several remixes of the track were released to DJs. The album was released on May 27, 2008 in the United States. is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


The 2008 True Colors Tour debuted on May 31, 2008. Joining Lauper at various venues are Rosie O'Donnell, The B52's, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Cliks, Indigo Girls, Kat Deluna, Joan Armatrading, Regina Spektor, Tegan and Sara, Nona Hendryx, Deborah Cox, Wanda Sykes, among others. The MC will be Carson Kressley from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Sarah McLachlan was also be featured at the Burnaby, British Columbia show. is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... The B-52s are a rock band from Athens, Georgia, the first of many from the college town that has become one of the most important centers in alternative rock. ... Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress. ... The Cliks are a Canadian rock band, consisting of Lucas Silveira (vocalist/guitarist), Jen Benton (bass), Morgan Doctor (drums), and Nina Martinez (guitar). ... Indigo Girls are an American folk rock duo, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. ... Kat DeLuna (Born Kathleen Emperatriz de Luna in the Bronx, New York) is a bilingual American musician, of Dominican descent, who is signed to Epic Records. ... It has been suggested that The Weakness in Me be merged into this article or section. ... Regina Spektor (Russian: ; born February 18, 1980) is a Soviet-born American singer-songwriter and pianist. ... Tegan and Sara is a band consisting of Canadian singer-songwriters, and identical twins, Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Kiersten Quin (born September 19, 1980). ... Nona Hendryx (born October 9, 1944) is a vocalist known for her work as a solo artist as well as one-third of the trio LaBelle. ... Deborah Cox (born July 13, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian R&B/House singer. ... Wanda Sykes (born March 7, 1964), also known as Wanda Sykes-Hall or Adriana Bedoya, is an American stand-up comedian and actress. ... A Master of Ceremonies or MC (sometimes spelled emcee), sometimes called a compere or an MJ for microphone jockey, is the host of an official public or private staged event or other performance. ... Carson Lee Kressley (born November 11, 1969 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania) was the fashion expert on the American television program Queer Eye, where he was one of the shows Fab Five members. ... Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is an hour-long American television series that premiered on the Bravo cable television network on July 15, 2003, and promptly became both a surprise hit (at least by the standards of cable TV) and one of the most talked-about television programs of... Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC,[2] OBC[2] (born January 28, 1968) is a Grammy-winning Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. ... Aerial view of Metrotown and central Burnaby from the south, with Burrard Inlet and North Vancouver beyond. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944...


On June 26, 2008, Lauper appeared in Kathy Griffin's reality series My Life on the D-List. The episode, titled "Fly the Super Gay Skies", showed Griffin, Lauper and Margaret Cho shopping for outfits in a Sydney drag shop on Oxford St to wear to the Mardi Gras parade and afterparty. Lauper also appeared as herself on the soap opera As the World Turns on July 3, 2008 in the series' first ever gay pride episode.[8] is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Kathy Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, producer, actress, and gay icon. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List is a television show which premiered on Bravo in August of 2005. ... Margaret Cho (born December 5, 1968) is an American comedian, fashion designer and actress. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Drag artist Lypsinka. ... A main bash/party being held, and eventually ends or dies down, and people are brought to another party that happens after that,which is still alive and kicking,or having just begun. ... The first TIME magazine cover devoted to soap operas, dated January 12, 1976. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera (the first being Guiding Light),[1] airing each weekday on CBS. Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, the show debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956[2] at 1:30pm EST. Before this show (and... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Front line of Gay Pride parade in Paris, France; June 2005 Gay pride or LGBT pride refers to a world wide movement and philosophy asserting that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity. ...


Discography

This is the discography documenting albums and singles released by Cyndi Lauper. ...

Studio albums

Shes So Unusual was the debut album by American 1980s icon Cyndi Lauper. ... A Night to Remember is the name of popular 1980s icon and singer Cyndi Laupers third album (as well as a song on the album). ... Hat Full Of Stars was the fourth solo studio album released by Cyndi Lauper. ... Sisters of Avalon was the title of an album released by singer and actress Cyndi Lauper in 1996. ... Merry Christmas. ... Shine was a 2004 album released exclusively in Japan by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... At Last is a 2003 album by Cyndi Lauper. ... The Body Acoustic is Cyndie Laupers latest release with acoustic retrospectives needless of television boost, is a smashing mellow album sure to bring the youth of the 80s into reminiscance mode. ...

Tours

  • 1984—1985: The Fun Tour
  • 1986—1987: True Colors World Tour
  • 1989: A Night to Remember World Tour
  • 1993—1994: Hat Full of Stars Tour
  • 1994—1995: Twelve Deadly Cyns World Tour
  • 1996—1997: Sisters of Avalon Tour
  • 1999: Do You Believe? Tour (supporting Cher)
  • 2001: The Shine Tour
  • 2002: Living Proof: The Farewell Tour (supporting Cher)
  • 2003—2004: The At Last World Tour
  • 2005—2006: The Body Acoustic Tour
  • June 2007: True Colors Tour
  • February—March 2008: Australian Tour
  • June 2008: True Colors Tour

The Do You Believe? Tour, sometimes also known as The Believe Tour, was Cher’s third solo concert tour. ... This article is about the entertainer. ...

Filmography

Movies and television

Music videos

  • 1985 - We Are the World
  • 1987 - Cyndi Lauper in Paris
  • 1994 - Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some
  • 2004 - Live...at Last

Ad for Vibes from 1988 Los Angeles Times Vibes is a comedy film released in 1988 starring pop icon and singer Cyndi Lauper, actor Jeff Goldblum, actor Julian Sands and legendary actor Peter Falk. ... Cover of Off and Running VHS Off and Running is an American film starring singer and actress Cyndi Lauper. ... Life with Mikey is a 1993 movie starring Michael J. Fox as a former child star, now an agent for child actors. ... For other uses, see Mad About You (disambiguation). ... The Opportunists is a 2000 film starring Christopher Walken. ... Queer as Folk is an American and Canadian television series co-production, produced by Showtime and Temple Street Productions which was based on the British series of the same name created by Russell T. Davies. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera (the first being Guiding Light),[1] airing each weekday on CBS. Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, the show debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956[2] at 1:30pm EST. Before this show (and... Not to be confused with We Are Here To Change The World, a song that was featured in Captain EO. For the album with the same title, see We Are the World (album). ...

See also

The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot 100 chart. ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ...

References

  1. ^ Hoffman, Jan. "PUBLIC LIVES; She Just Wanted to Have Fun. And She's Having It.", The New York Times, December 31, 2003. Accessed October 10, 2007. "She found simpatico musicians to help her repossess the songs that reverberated through her childhood block in Ozone Park, Queens. And she felt ready to celebrate a lifetime of spirited dancing."
  2. ^ Cyndi Lauper Biography (1953-)
  3. ^ Cyndi Lauper - and Lou Reed - Brief Article - Interview | Interview | Find Articles at BNET.com
  4. ^ Jerome, Jim. "Verve and videos turn an outcast addball into a musical phenomenon.", People Magazine, September 17, 1984. Accessed April 13, 2008. "Her chopped-up coif is part blond Marine cut, part flame-and-fuchsia-colored eruption--physical betrayals of a lifelong shriek for recognition that's almost punishing in its intensity, all magnificently matched by her alarming, four-octave vocal range."
  5. ^ Long Island Music Hall of Fame, 10-16-06. Retrieved 11-28-06
  6. ^ Matthew Shepard Foundation: Home Page
  7. ^ Lauper, Others Headline Gay Rights Tour
  8. ^ Juergens, Brian (July 1, 2008). Set Visit: Cyndi Lauper Helps "As the World Turns" Celebrate Gay Pride. AfterElton.com. Retrieved on July 3, 2008.

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