About Miss Cindy from the tomboyish female years
Bullens (born Cynthia Bullens March 21, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter who grew
up in Massachusetts. Bullens released two albums in the late 1970s on
United Artists and Casablanca and another in 1989.
Bullens' 1978 debut album, Desire Wire is described flatly by William Ruhlmann for Allmusic as: "One of the great lost rock albums of the 1970s, Bullens' debut release is full of tough, passionate, incredibly catchy rock & roll played to the hilt and sung with fire". These early albums anticipated later work by a host of 1980s female and female-identified rock artists, from Pat Benatar, to Blondie, to the Go-Go's, to Headpins.
In 1974, Bullens performed background vocals on Gene Clark's album No Other and as one of the Sex-O-Lettes on the debut album by Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes.
Bullens also served as a backup vocalist on Rod Stewart's Atlantic Crossing and with Elton John on three major tours, as well as his album Blue Moves and his hit with Kiki Dee, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (both released in 1976).
Bullens provided vocals on three songs ("It's Raining on Prom Night," "Mooning," and "Freddy, My Love") on the soundtrack of the 1977 feature film, Grease. The album release Grease was nominated for the 1979 Grammy Award for "Album of the Year".
In 1980, she earned another Grammy nomination (as "best female rock singer") for her single "Survivor".
In January 1980, Bullens hit the Billboard Hot 100 with the song "Trust Me." It peaked at #90. Bullens withdrew from the music business in the early 1980s to raise a family, returning in the early and mid-1990s as a songwriter and then later as a touring and recording artist. Since 1999, Bullens has toured extensively all over the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, has appeared on several major TV shows, including Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Today Show, and CBS This Morning and many radio and TV stations around the world. Bullens is featured in two documentaries, On This Island and Space Between Breaths (and scored the music). Bullens wrote the musical Islands in 2000, which played on Broadway for a special performance at the New Victory Theater in September 2001, two weeks after 9/11.