Cyndi Lauper promoting “True Colors” on Japanese TV in 1986


In this interview from 1986, Cyndi Lauper appeared on the Japanese TV show, “The Best Hit USA”, to promote her recent album “True Colors”. I do not know much about Japanese television, but I think “The Best Hit USA” is still on television over there (or at least was recently).

In this appearance, Lauper talks about the pressures of doing a follow-up to a hit, her last appearance, her desire to act, the guests on her record and much more. I think the most interesting part of the interview is when Lauper starts talking about feminism. It offers interesting insight into the mid-1980s music culture.


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One thought on “Cyndi Lauper promoting “True Colors” on Japanese TV in 1986

  1. Ladyjaye says:

    I really must watch this once I’m home tonight! I really love Cyndi, she’s just amazing. And no matter how old she gets, she will always be allowed to rock funky outfits if she wishes to, because she’s herself.

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