Annie Lennox, singer
Singer
The Eurythmics

Annie Lennox

December 25, 1954, Aberdeen, Scotland

The Spice Girls's fame was owed partly to Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox, according to former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller. In a documentary called The Fuller Picture: The Simon Fuller Story […] Fuller claims that it was Lennox's idea for each member of the Spice Girls to exaggerate their personality traits to be “more brash and more specific.” Fuller said: "I'm not sure this story has ever been told and Annie might not thank me for telling it. ~ Telegraph: How Annie Lennox Created The Spice Girls ~ January 14, 2014 © The Telegraph

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In addition to her career as a musician, Lennox is also a political and social activist, notable for raising money and awareness for HIV/ AIDS as it affects women and children in Africa. In 2011, Lennox was appointed an Officer of the Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her “tireless charity campaigns and championing of humanitarian causes.” ~ Wikipedia: Annie Lennox ~ retrieved April 24, 2014 © Wikipedia

Annie Lennox ~ Rranked #9 VH-1 100 Greatest Women Of Rock & Roll in 1999.

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Aretha Franklin ~ Who's Zoomin' Who? (1985) ~ Ranked #89 Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties in 1990 ~ “If I see someone cute,” Aretha Franklin told producer Narada Michael Walden during an initial telephone conversation to discuss working together on an album the singer was planning, “I may wink. Then he may wink, and it's like 'Who's zoomin' who?'” The phrase - which Franklin said was an old New York street expression - immediately caught Walden's imagination. “At that time I hadn't worked on an album by anyone of Aretha's stature,” Walden says. “I wanted to design something just for her.” The result was the title track of Franklin's 1985 comeback album, Who's Zoomin' Who? ~ 1990 © Rolling Stone

Eurythmics

The duo released their first album, In the Garden, in 1981 to little fanfare, but went on to achieve global success with their second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), released in 1983. The title track was a worldwide hit, topping the chart in various countries including the US. The duo went on to release a string of hit singles and albums before they split in 1990. By this time, Stewart had already embarked on a parallel music career and was also a sought-after record producer, while Lennox began a solo recording career in 1992 with her debut album Diva. After almost a decade apart, Eurythmics reformed in the late 1990s to record their ninth album, Peace, which was released in late 1999. ~ Wikipedia: Eurythmics ~ retrieved December 21, 2014 © Wikipedia

Eurythmics ~ Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) ~ Named one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll in 1995.



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