You may not be instantly familiar with cultural visionary Allee Willis, but the songs she wrote just may be on your iPod.
Allee’s hit songs have sold over 50 million records, including Earth Wind & Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland,” The Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance,” and the Pet Shop Boys’ “What Have I Done To Deserve This.” Allee even won an Emmy for her #1 hit, “I’ll Be There For You”, the theme from Friends, and a Tony for The Broadway musical version of “The Color Purple.”
But one of her most unusual musical projects was discovering the Del Rubio Triplets, the blond go-go boot wearing guitar trio, in real-life triplets, who became the toast of the late 80s camp scene for their funky appearances on The Golden Girls, Married with Children and Pee Wee’s Christmas Special.
You can feel Allee’s influence over the music and television of the 80s, but in the early 1990s she had the bright idea of bringing the music industry onto the Internet by starting an online social network — the music industry didn’t bite.
Listen as Allee Willis shares with us stories of her incredible career, her online Museum of Kitsch and her up-coming collaborations.
The secret history of the Del Rubio Triplets.
Her fearless alter ego- Bubbles, the “bad” artist.
What the music industry can do to survive.
And what is the real meaning of the song “Neutron Dance?”
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The Del Rubio Triplets- Del Rubio Triplets Anthology: Amazon