…I'm learning a lot
about the sport. I can
understand why people
are so crazy about it.
It's fun to watch.
BY GERRY GALIPAULT
Cyndi Lauper Happy To Stay Out Of The Hockey
Spotlight So Her Son Can Enjoy The Game He Loves
hirty years ago, Cyndi Lauper was the hottest new
name in pop music.
Her debut album She's So Unusual catapulted her to stardom like no other female artist in history up to that point.
Her first five singles – "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Time
After Time," "She Bop," "All Through the Night" and "Money
Changes Everything" – reached the Top 30 on Billboard's pop
chart in 1983-84. In fact, her first four singles went Top 5, making her the first female artist to achieve that feat with songs from
the same album.
It sold more than 22 million copies worldwide and garnered her
the Grammy for Best New Artist.
"It's a very iconic album," Lauper admits. "It means a lot to
people, especially women and girls because 'Girls' became such
an anthem for them. I'm just so honored to be part of that, and
I'm so proud of the album."
Even at age 60, things haven't slowed down for Lauper. In early
2013, she won a Tony Award for Best Score for writing the music
and lyrics for the Broadway smash "Kinky Boots."
Lauper is accustomed to being in the limelight, but there's
another aspect of her life she likes to keep very low profile: She's
a hockey mom.
PHOTOS BY Cyndi
Lauper; Gettyi Images