Obviously she's very beautiful. But in some pictures, like this second one, Frida has near perfect facial features. I don't know anything about modelling but if she hadn't been a brilliant singer, it seems to me she could have easily made a living doing that.
Post by chelseacharger on Jul 17, 2015 17:10:13 GMT
Great finds, Christine. Wasn't there a story about when Polar sent those videos to 'Countdown' in Australia? When they were shown on TV, apparently some Aussies thought that the two girls were models lip-synching to the songs in the films.
Post by chelseacharger on Aug 13, 2015 23:38:06 GMT
According to 'Bright Lights Dark Shadows' I think she did have lessons and her grandmother managed to get a piano on a payment plan. I'm not sure how accomplished she became or how much is forgotten without constant practice. But when you think of it. Some of the most influential people in her life and career have been pianists. Gunnar Sandevarn, Charlie Norman, Benny of course, Agnetha too. Jon Lord. So she's been around the instrument for much of her life. At the completion of the 'Something's Going On' album. Phil Collins encouraged her to write songs of her own and she has said that she travelled around with a keyboard composing. So I guess she can tap out a simple tune at least.
Looking at the photos on this page alone, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was maybe five different women. Frida really is quite the chameleon.
I'd say that's quite daring especially for an entertainer. Part of her appeal is to me is what seems like fearlessness in experimenting with her appearance. In some cases she really did look like a different woman depending on the photo you see. But her pretty smile is always the same.
Frida once said that she wasn't much of a "strategist" when it came to her career and I guess that might partly explain that stylistic fearlessness. I imagine that maverick streak would be a nightmare for modern management/record companies. Can you imagine, say, a member of Little Mix being allowed to change her hairstyle on a whim - including half way through a tour ('79)? I quite admire that what-the-heck feisty streak in her!
I would say this just appears to be a photo op at an odd moment. But...my...what is Frida wearing? This has me wondering if it is truly candid or a photoshoot of some kind. Or maybe just chalk it up to different times and different cultures?