Decades before Lady Gaga donned crazy ass outfits on stage, Lene Lovich was making a name for herself with equally outrageous clothing, makeup, and her own unique style of singing. Born as Lili-Marlene Premilovich in Detroit in 1950, Lene Lovich would go on to have a career at the forefront of the new wave music scene in London by the mid-70s. After her family moved to England in the late 60s, Lovich held many interesting jobs: she was a go-go dancer, saxophone player, did voiceover work as a screamer for horror movies, and performed as an extra in Arthur Brown's concerts.
Eventually she settled into music, and one of her first notable recordings was a cover version of Tommy James' "I Think We're Alone Now." However, she is probably best known for her 1978 "Lucky Number" (if you don't know what song I'm talking about, click on the video link below and you'll surely recognize it.) Legend has it that when John Lennon heard "Lucky Number" in a disco, he proclaimed that Yoko Ono's time (as a musician) "had come."
Needless to say, she is one unique chick! Here's Lene making crazy eyes as she performs "Lucky Number" followed by her cover of "I Think We're Alone Now." Have a great weekend, everybody!