Blue Angel

Biography

Blue Angel is the name of the band that Cyndi Lauper fronted during 1979/80, before she made it as a solo artist. The lineup also included John Turi on keyboard instrument and saxophone, Arthur "Rockin' A" Nelson (guitar), Lee Brovitz (bass guitar) and Johnny Morelli (drums). The sound engineer's name is Patrick P. Norton. Lauper and Turi wrote the bulk of their material, and the group also covered pop standards, such as Mann/Weil's "I'm Gonna Be Strong" (which Lauper covered again in a 1994 album). Blue Angel was briefly popular on the New York club scene, playing a kind of retro-rockabilly that was then hip (see X, some early The B-52's and The Cramps), but was far more accessible and romantic than many practitioners of the period.

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