Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 debut album She’s So Unusual marked the birth of a new star of the decade, but it was her second No.1 hit that defined her legacy.
On October 25, 1986, Lauper’s “True Colors” – the lead single from her sophomore album of the same name – began a two-week stay at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Cyndi was no stranger to the upper reaches of the charts: She’s So Unusual notched four Top 5 singles including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and the chart-topping “Time After Time,” and even a theme song for the cult classic The Goonies made it to the Top 10.
These wonderful photographs of Cyndi Lauper were taken by Michael Putland (1947–2019) in Hawaii, in October 1986. He is known as one of the UK’s finest music photographers whose career spans 50years.