When Amanda Lear put out a new single last year, I wrote:
Back in the 70’s, it was a rare night at a gay bar if you didn’t hear at least one Amanda Lear song, especially if you were watching a drag show. Orlando’s late legendary Miss P was particularly fond of Lear’s smash, Enigma, which lives on my iPod to this day. Here’s a new one from Lear, who is either 65 or 71, depending on which source you believe. Similarly, Lear, the longtime muse of Salvador Dali, is either transgender or she’s not.
As a glance at that post’s comments will reveal, Lear’s birth gender may never be conclusively known. I just continue to dig her music.