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Annie Lennox (Eurythmics)
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Eurythmics was a British band featuring Annie Lennox (vocals) and Dave Stewart (keyboards, guitar).
Their hits included: Love Is a Stranger; Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This); Who's That Girl? ; Right By Your Side; Here Comes the Rain Again; There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart); Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves; It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back); and Thorn in My Side.
There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won't.
-- Annie Lennox, 1990
I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere... Being a human being is what truly counts. That's where you'll find me.
I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous because I thought that was a very interesting statement to make through the media. And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and interest and shock waves.
I regard music as something that transcends the labels of gender, class or creed, which is why I think it's such a powerful medium. And as a fashion plate? I have to tell you that I've been given many opportunities to collude with the fashion industry, but I declined because I don't want to be a clothes horse for
I'm shy, yeah. There's a huge industry at the moment of celebrity and it's really evolved over the last 10-15 years and, um, although I'm somebody that's in the public eye from time to time, I don't play that game too much. I don't like it because I find it very superficial -- I just like to make my music and I like to sing. I don't really hang out.
"Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world."
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