Cyndi Lauper working towards a career in the music industry was far from a “girl just wanting to have fun.” From failed bands and working several job to make ends meet, Lauper proved relentless from the very beginning as she kept dreaming, even when all the odds were stacked against her.
LISTEN NOW: She Will Rock You reviews Cyndi Lauper’s life and career journey from outcast to award-winner
In its latest episode, the She Will Rock You podcast takes a deep dive into the life and career of Cyndi Lauper, highlighting just how much the songstress had to overcome to be the award-winning artist she is today.
From moving out of her Mom’s house at the ripe age of 18 to failed bands, bankruptcy and damaged vocal cords, there were a lot of obstacles that stood in the way of Lauper making her dreams a reality.
It was in 1983 that Lauper’s career really began to take shape after releasing her debut album, She’s So Unusual. Now, 40 years after the release of the album, Cyndi is one of the most idolized female rockers of the time.
Hear more about her difficult road to fame, family life and more by checking out the full She Will Rock You episode above.
The She Will Rock You podcast keeps Rock alive and well as hosts Bethanne Tarpley and Leah Jones tell the stories of their favorite bands, badass women in the music industry and interview new acts you need to know!