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The House of Annie Lennox at The Lowry Manchester.

May 2, 2012

There’s a great deal of my past memories tucked away in music and thoughts of the 1980’s. One glimpse that is as clear as day to me now, is the video of Annie Lennox in ‘Love is a Stranger’, tearing off her blond wig to reveal her short orange spikey locks.   She has been a powerful figure and great songstress ever since.

We are fortunate in Manchester to be treated to a free exhibition of the work, outfits and memorabilia of the lady herself, housed at the Lowry and on until June 17th (sun-fri 11am til 5pm, sat 10 til 5pm). It has come from the V&A with personal extras added by the star herself.

The most powerful part of the show for me was the video room and being transported back to my youth, sitting watching Annie in the videos that I have grown to love and admire her work for.

Annie is one of the world’s best-selling music artists. She has sold more than 80 million records around the globe and won over 100 awards for her work. Born in Scotland, she shot to fame after she formed the Eurythmics with Dave Stewart. Their second album, released in 1983, was a huge success. By 1990, she had gone it alone. Her debut solo album, Diva, sold more than six million copies across the globe. In January last year, she was awarded an OBE. The lady herself introduces you to this exhibition below.

You can find out more about this amazing star on her website here.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Wallace permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:06 am

    I don’t have such strong memories of the Eurythmics, so watching the videos in the gallery was a fresh treat for me. Jewels of theatrical art and music!

  2. May 2, 2012 11:00 am

    How amazing to think that even today Annie is making fresh memories for people 🙂
    I liked your phrase ‘ jewels of theatrical art and music’, how poetic. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Wallace.

  3. karen permalink
    August 13, 2012 11:57 pm

    Love Annie, she is what madonna and other women in the music industry should be emulating! Such talent and artistry

    • August 14, 2012 7:42 am

      I quite agree, and she’s achieved her fame with her clothes on ! singing talent alone lol

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