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Annie Lennox

Musician
Female
Born Dec 25, 1954

Annie Lennox, OBE, is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving minor success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band The Tourists, she and fellow musician David A. Stewart went on to achieve major international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics. Lennox is the most recognised female artist at the Brit Awards, winning a total of eight awards. She has also been named the "Brits Champion of Champions".… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1954 Birth Annie Lennox was born on Christmas Day 1954 in Summerfield Maternity hospital, Aberdeen, the daughter of Dorothy (née Ferguson) and Thomas Allison Lennox. … Read More

TWENTIES

1976 21 Years Old In 1976, Lennox was flutist with a band called Dragon's Playground, leaving before they appeared on TV's New Faces.
1977 22 Years Old Between 1977 and 1980, she was the lead singer of The Tourists (initially known as The Catch), a British pop band and her first collaboration with Dave Stewart. … Read More
1984 29 Years Old Lennox has been married three times. Her first marriage, from 1984 to 1985, was to German Hare Krishna devotee Radha Raman.

THIRTIES

1988 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Lennox appeared on stage at the 1988 Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Concert and commenced activist work with the Sing Foundation afterwards. … Read More
1990 35 Years Old Although the Eurythmics never officially disbanded, Lennox made a fairly clear break from Stewart in 1990. … Read More
Lennox embarked on a solo career in 1992 with her debut album, Diva, which produced several hit singles including "Why" and "Walking on Broken Glass". … Read More

FORTIES

1995 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Although Lennox's profile decreased for a period because of her desire to bring up her two children outside of the media's glare, she continued to record. Her second album, Medusa, was released in March 1995. … Read More
1996 - 2002 4 More Events
2003 48 Years Old In 2003, Lennox released her third solo album, Bare. … Read More
2004 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Lennox won the Academy Award for Best Song for "Into the West" from the film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which she co-wrote with screenwriter Fran Walsh and composer Howard Shore. … Read More

FIFTIES

In July 2005, Lennox performed at Live 8 in Hyde Park, London, along with Madonna, Sting, and other popular musicians.
On 25 April 2007, Lennox performed "Bridge over Troubled Water" during the American Idol "Idol Gives Back" fundraising drive.
2008 53 Years Old Lennox appeared at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute in June 2008 and then led a rally against the Gaza War in London on 3 January 2009.
2009 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Lennox opened the 2009 Edinburgh Festival of Politics with commentary on Pope Benedict XVI's approach to HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa. … Read More
2010 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2010, Lennox was named as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for AIDS, a role that continues as of August 2013. … Read More
In 2011, Lennox was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her "tireless charity campaigns and championing of humanitarian causes".
On 4 June 2012 she performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace.
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