Grace Jones

Grace Jones burst into my life in the early 1980’s with her singles ‘My Jamaican Guy’, ‘Pull Up to My bumper’ and subsequently the albums ‘Warm Leatherette’ and ‘Nightclubbing’. Then there was her iconic look and style. Talk about Girl Power! She still has it at the age of 62…
More importantly, for a black teenager growing up in a very new country she showed us that we are in charge of our own destiny. I will go so far as to say she really personifies the word unique. Grace Jones and Jean Paul Goude were a particularly brave couple who pushed boundaries in popular music and culture. They created Grace Jones the performer without a color or gender label, much like Michael Jackson or Prince, for instance at a time when skin colour defined the type of artist.

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