Cyndi Lauper Biography
The young flamboyant Cyndi Lauper was accepted in a special public high school for the arts but would later drop out. This is when Cyndi Lauper's journey in the world of art began, which took her to Canada and back to the USA.
Cyndi Lauper saw the sacrifices women endure watching her divorced mother while supporting three children. Her mother was working then as a waitress. The young Cyndi Lauper knew that she had to turn things around for her. She finally found refuge in music. At the age of twelve, she studied guitar with her sister and writing lyrics. Green Sleeves is the first song she learned to play with a guitar.
Cyndi Lauper performed as a vocalist with various cover bands in New York in the mid 70's and which eventually break her vocal cords. Some doctors thought that it is beyond repair. She later proves them wrong when Cyndi formed a new band, Blue Angel, together with sax player John Turi after a full year of voice coaching with Katie Agresta. Now managed by Roger Massarky, Blue Angel released a self titled album under Polydor Records although the album sold poorly despite critical acclaim. Blue Angel broke up after sometime, leaving Lauper broke when she filed bankruptcy.
Cyndi Lauper worked at New York's high-end stores to support herself while still singing cover songs. David Wolff, who has become her partner and manager later found her at a local New York bar and this has become the start of her stardom. He introduced her as Cyndi Lauper. And the rest is history.
Cyndi Lauper became one of the biggest stars of the 80s. The 80s was always regarded as the MTV era and Cyndi smashed the music world with her big hits such as She Bops, Time After Time, All Through the Night, True Colors, The Goonies Are Good Enough and many more. It was her thin, girlish voice and gleefully ragtag appearance that have become one of the most distinctive images of the early '80s. This trademark led her not only to the top of the charts, but also to stardom. Up to know, she was still remembered as an icon.
In 1990, Cyndi Lauper divorced Wolff and married actor David Thornton.