Photographer Jill Furmanovsky recalls "Our styling for a cover shoot for Sounds Magazine was a sheet off the bed. The lighting came from a bedside lamp and Annie did her own make-up. It was just the two of us. Those kind of shoots were common in the days of the music press, and I am forever grateful for having learned to shoot quickly and imaginatively in every situation." This photo was taken in March 1983.
Annie Lennox began her life as a man two years before at a London discotheque called Heaven. She was onstage with Eurythmics, singing away, her ladylike frock and long black hair caught in the bursting glare of a battery of strobe lights, when a curious spectator, thinking she looked familiar, reached up and ripped off what turned out to be a wig. Suddenly, in strobe-lit slow motion, a strange new head was revealed. This one — which Annie hadn't counted on unveiling quite so soon — was anything but ladylike. The startling, carrot-colored hair was cut cell-block short on the sides and greased straight back on top, and the crowd's collective jaw hit the floor.
"No one knew who Eurythmics were at the time," says Dave Stewart, Annie's partner onstage, in the studio and, for four years, in life and love. "So the whole audience must have thought, 'What's goin' on?' And ever since then, people have been sayin', 'Is Annie really a man?' "
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