Born June 20, 1953, Cyndi Lauper turns 50 today. Happy birthday, Cyndi!!
Obviously She’s So Unusual is one of the great pop albums in the whole rock era. She’s an exceptional vocal talent, with a unique and powerful instrument. She got some really good songs, notably “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”.
In addition, however, she’s an accomplished songwriter, personally responsible for some outstanding tunes, including at least a couple of modern standards: “True Colors” and “Time After Time”.
The Essential Cyndi Lauper album makes a really good sampling, but there are a couple of live John Lennon covers that you should make a point of looking up: “Strawberry Fields Forever” and especially “Working Class Hero” will reward your search efforts.