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Even when Annie Lennox is trying to blend in, she can’t help but command
the attention of the room. I’m standing in the lobby of the Bowery Hotel
for mere seconds before I spot the Scottish rock star, lounging in the
back patio amongst other patrons working from their laptops and sipping
midday cocktails. She’s sporting the signature bleach-blonde pixie crop
she’s been rocking since the ‘80s, an era she helped define as a member of
the synth-pop duo Eurythmics alongside David A. Stewart. Buoyed by the
runaway success of their 1983 single “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),”
Eurythmics continued to record hit albums and songs like “Would I Lie to
You?” and, in a duet with Aretha Franklin, “Sisters Are Doin It (For
Themselves).” When the duo parted ways in 1990, Lennox made the transition
to a critically acclaimed solo career.