July 7th, 2012
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PATTY SMYTH?
One of my guilty pleasures of the 80’s was the music of Patty Smyth and Scandal. I saw them on Halloween at the historic Orpheum Theare in Minneapolis. Patty dressed as a witch for the encores, “The Warrior” and “Goodbye To You“. Between her work with Scandal and her solo CDs, it’s unbelievable to note her discography is just 4 cds total, Scandal (2 cds) and solo (2 cds).
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LISA STANSFIELD?
You all remember her striking brunette hair with the signature curl, chiseled looks, and those eyes that dominated MTV in the late 80’s/early 90’s. Lisa said she wasn’t prepared for such sudden success when her smash “All Around The World” literally went #1 globally. Her debut sold 5 million copies but her follow up CD’s didn’t sell anywhere near that amount. She continued releasing music, dabbling in different genres including jazz until her last CD, The Moment, in 2004.
Ever the artist, Lisa has taking up acting and was prominently featured in the London stage production of The Vagina Monologues and a Keira Knightly movie, The Edge Of Love. She said she’s like a gypsy who can’t stay in one place too long. She, with her husband, have kept low profile lately and were living in a six million dollar castle in Dublin, Ireland. Here’s her big hits: All Around The World, Real Thing, and the most recent performance of Never Gonna Give You Up from 2009.