I got to see Cyndi Lauper in 1983 when she was an opening act for The Kinks. 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' was a few weeks away from being a monster hit so she was mostly an unknown act. I don't remember one second of The Kinks, but I remember her. She.Was.Amazing.

I'll never forget her climbing up some scaffolding and singing like the world was coming down. It was incredible. 

And now, nearly 40 years later, she still sings like the rock and roll goddess that she is.