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Happy 54th Birthday, Madonna! Celebrating Madge and Six Simpatico Sister Sirens

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Like these other ladies, Annie Lennox made her mark singing alongside a male partner (Dave Stewart) with whom she collaborated in the Eurythmics. And while her vocal approach remains as emphatic as ever, being out on her own has allowed her to nurture her own idiosyncrasies. Her stage garb and cropped hair make an indelible impression, and her tendency to occasionally dress in drag puts her in the same quirky company as her aforementioned contemporaries.

Janet Jackson also knows how to exploit her sexuality, and she doesn't even dress in drag in to do so. But being a Jackson brings the weight of the media spotlight and the glare of some harsh publicity. Credit her with making the term "wardrobe malfunction" a part of our everyday vocabulary.

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Lee Zimmerman