Billboard's 13th annual Women in Music occasion, which takes place on Dec. 6 in New York City, will likely be honoring a few of the most extraordinary girls in music, together with Cyndi Lauper, who is about to obtain this yr’s icon award. Ahead of the occasion, Billboard sat down with the singer to have a look again at pictures from her childhood and her early musical profession, together with footage from her time in Flyer and Blue Angel.
The first picture proven incorporates a younger Cyndi along with her siblings at her little brother’s first communion. “He was seven, I used to be 12, my sister was happening 14,” she explains. “I don't suppose she favored getting dolled up like that.”
Another displayed captures the singer in her mom’s condo within the '70s, alongside her grandmother and her canine Sparkle.
In the video, Lauper additionally seems to be again at some footage of a few of her early bands, together with Blue Angel and Flyer. Speaking of the Blue Angel image, Lauper explains, “We would analysis all the outdated pictures and determine the way to make them trendy, and appear to be a enjoyable band.”
When proven taken throughout certainly one of her performances with Flyer, Lauper says, “As you could possibly see, I used to be a bit of influenced by Freddie Mercury. I assume I had a Suzi Quatro hairdo, however then lots of people did at the moment. It was form of Suzi Quatro, form of David Bowie…we have been simply beginning at that time, making an attempt to determine a glance.”
You can watch the total video above to make a journey down reminiscence lane with Cyndi Lauper, and ensure to tune in to the Women in Music crimson carpet pre-show dwell on Twitter from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST on Dec. 6.