They both launched successful singing careers that span five decades.
And despite having each built remarkable legacies as iconic feminist musicians, Cyndi Lauper, 63, and Debbie Harry, 71, recently acknowledged that at times, their success is overlooked in the media as they are often subject to ageism.
‘We’re not cars,’ Cyndi recently told News Corp. ‘When I came out and I was doing Girls (Just Wanna Have Fun) I was 30. Everyone would ask how old I was and I’d say ‘Why? You want to kick the tires and check under the hood for the mileage?’ We’re not cars, we’re people.’
Debbie, who rose to stardom in the 1970s as the lead singer of Blondie, shared similar sentiments.
‘It’s frightening … ‘It’s an ugly thing. Sadly I have to admit there’s been times when I’m guilty of it. It’s part of a survival mechanism I guess. I’ve become smarter as I’ve gotten older,’ she said.
The duo is set to perform together at wineries across Australia in April next year and they will take turns closing each show.
Cyndi, who was recently in Australia promoting her musical Kinky Boots, gushed about Blondie last month, saying the band very much impacted her own career.
‘Blondie were the true trailblazers of the New York City new wave and punk scenes,’ she told The Sydney Morning Herald.
‘As a young artist, they had such a big impact on me. I just thought that Debbie was so cool. She is still a hero of mine.’
New York-native Cyndi first launched her singing career in the 1970s and rose to international stardom during the 80s with her mega hit Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
Since then, the married mother-of-one has gone on to write several award-winning albums while also extending her career into film.
Original Article By Benge Nsenduluka for Daily Mail Australia. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk