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148. Cyndi Lauper

Sometimes its fun to look back at the early days of MTV and see which of the stars survived and which haven’t. Depending on who you ask, you might get a different answer as to whether Cyndi Lauper “survived” or not.

2. Cyndi Lauper

One of the things that took the then WWF into the mainstream was its association with MTV and the “Rock and Wrestling Connection”.  The link came to them in the form of Cyndi Lauper, who in the mid 80’s was one of the biggest stars of the music world.  Her celebrity helped reach new fans and there were only a few performers who were big enough at the time who could have given them this kind of MTV exposure.  She was far more instrumental to help taking the WWF big time then she got credit for.

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