Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves – Eurythmics And Aretha Franklin (1985)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, ‘Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves’ by Eurythmics And Aretha Franklin. The record was released in 1985, on the RCA record label and has been reworked into the shape of the female gender symbol.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin, 80s pop, Feminism or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves
Media Artist/s: Eurythmics And Aretha Franklin
Record Label: RCA
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Pop / Synth-Pop

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Additional information about this, Eurythmics And Aretha Franklin vinyl art.

Eurythmics And Aretha Franklin – The Artist/s

Eurythmics were a British pop duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. Stewart and Lennox were both previously in The Tourists, a band which broke up in 1980; Eurythmics were formed later that year in Wagga Wagga, Australia. The duo released their first studio album, In the Garden, in 1981 to little success, but went on to achieve global success when their second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), was released in 1983. The title track became a worldwide hit which topped the charts in various countries including the US. The duo went on to release a string of hit singles and albums before they split up in 1990. By this time, Stewart was a sought-after record producer, while Lennox began a solo recording career in 1992 with her debut album Diva.

Aretha Louise Franklin (1942 – 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, actress, and pianist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At age 18, she embarked on a secular career recording for Columbia Records. However, she achieved only modest success. Franklin found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as “Respect”, “Chain of Fools”, “Think”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)”, and “I Say a Little Prayer”, propelled Franklin past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as “The Queen of Soul”.

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves – The Song

“Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” is a 1985 song recorded by the British pop duo Eurythmics and American singer Aretha Franklin. A modern feminist anthem, it was written by Eurythmics members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and featured on both Eurythmics’ Be Yourself Tonight (1985) and Franklin’s Who’s Zoomin’ Who? (1985) albums. The track also features three of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers; Stan Lynch on drums, Benmont Tench on organ, and Mike Campbell on lead guitar, plus session bassist Nathan East. Released as a single by RCA Records in October 1985, “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” was highly successful in the worldwide.

The Female Gender Symbol – The Shape

This record has been cut into the female gender symbol.  A gender symbol is a pictogram or glyph used to represent either biological sex or sociological gender in either biology, medicine, genealogy or selective breeding, or in sociology, gender politics, LGBT subculture and identity politics. The two standard sex symbols are the Mars symbol (often considered to represent a shield and spear) for male and Venus symbol  (often considered to represent a bronze mirror with a handle) for female, derived from astrological symbols, denoting the classical planets Mars and Venus, respectively, and the elements iron and copper by alchemists.

Feminism is a range of social movements, political movements, and ideologies that aim to define, establish, and achieve the political, economic, personal, and social equality of the sexes. Feminism incorporates the position that societies prioritise the male point of view, and that women are treated unfairly within those societies. Efforts to change that include fighting gender stereotypes and seeking to establish educational and professional opportunities for women that are equal to those for men.

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Additional information

Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Group / Band, Solo Artist

Decade

80's

Gender

Male & Female

Nationality

American, English

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