Eccentric live shows
Considered one of the best pop singers of all time, with songs such as “Why” and “Walking on broken glass”, among others, she was one half of the duo Eurythmics, from 1980 to 2005, and in addition to having her own light in music, interpreting pop, rock and blues, she was a political and social activist, undertaking campaigns rooted in charities for Africa and HIV awareness, being also against the use of the song “I saved the world today”, registered by Eurythmics in 1999, in the electoral campaign of Tzipi Livni, Israeli foreign minister, in 2009; her name is Annie Lennox. Recognized for her great vocal range and for her eccentric live shows, Lennox has been distinguished on different occasions as “The best singer” by different specialized media, included in the list of “The 100 greatest vocalists of all time” by the Rolling Stone publication. In the UK, she was honored as “the most successful British singer” in English musical history for her global commercial impact. After selling more than eighty million records around the world – including her work with Eurythmics – she was awarded as one of the most impressive artists of all time.
BORN AT CHRISTMAS, 1954
Annie Lennox was born on December 25, 1954, in the city of Aberdeen,
port city in north-eastern Scotland where the rivers Dee and Don meet the North Sea. Daughter of Dorothy Lennox and Thomas Allison Lennox, both of whom died of cancer over time. Annie was fond of music since childhood, singing in the local church choir. Already in the seventies he immersed himself in studying piano, flute and harpsichord for three years at the Royal Academy of Music in London. At the same time, he used a study grant and worked in different jobs to obtain money that was very good for him at that time. As a teenager, she sang in the Longdancer folk group and with some bands, Windsong style. But, she had taken strength and drive, wishing she was up to something better, that at least met her expectations. Already in 1976 Lennox played the flute in the group Dragon’s Playground, but left it, to be the soloist of The Tourists, known primarily as The Catch, an English pop band that was sounding well, where the composer and musician Dave Stewart collaborated , with whom Lennox would later form the Eurythmics binomial.
In the end, Lennox and Stewart came together to form the Eurythmics duo, during the 1980s. Annie’s performance as the lead singer of the number is what has earned her the most popularity. With Eurythmics he released many single records and some albums, among which stand out: »Sweet dreams (Are made of this)», «Love Is a stranger», «Here comes the rain again», «Sisters are doin ‘It for themselves “,” Who’s that girl? “,” Would I lie to you? “,” There must be an Angel (Playing with my heart) “,” Missionary man “,” You have placed a chill in my Heart “,” Thorn in my side “,” The miracle of love “, and” Don’t ask me why “. Although Eurythmics was never officially disbanded, Lennox marked a clear departure from Stewart in 1990, after which he began his solo career. At his launch as a singer Lennox released his first album in 1992: “Why”, a song that would be part of “Diva”, his debut album with others:
“Cold” and “Walking on broken glass”, winning the Grammy for the video “Diva”. Almost three years later he recorded his second album, “Medusa.”
Eurythmics rejoined in 1999 when they released the album “Peace” in September.
GOLDEN GLOBE and OSCAR
In 2003, Annie recorded her third solo album, “Bare”, which was ranked third in the UK top ten and fourth on Billboard USA, making her first solo tour in the United States to promote the album. album.
The following year, he won the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for best original theme for “Into the west,” written for the soundtrack of the film “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” In October 2014 he presented his sixth solo album, “Nostalgia”, a collection of favorite soul, jazz and blues songs. Annie Lennox was married three times. From 1984 to 1985, with the German Hare Krishna, Radha Raman. From 1988 to 2000, with the Israeli producer Uri Fruchtmann, with whom she had her daughters Lola Fruchtmann, and Tali Lennox, and Daniel who was stillborn. On September 15, 2012, she married South African gynecologist Mitch Besser. Juanjo Alberti. Beyond nostalgia.