MinneCulture | Finding Funkytown

MinneCulture | Finding Funkytown

Cynthia Johnson’s career trajectory is a bit unusual. In the 1970s, she was a working musician who got hired to sing on a couple of demos. Then, out of nowhere, one of those demos became the international hit “Funkytown” by Lipps Inc.

Cynthia left that all behind for a career working in and promoting the local Minnesota music scene. KFAI’s Matthew Schneeman spoke with Cynthia about her original claim to fame and what it means to her today.

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