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Alix Dobkin

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Alix Dobkin (b. August 16, 1940) is an American folk singer/songwriter.

She was born in New York City and raised in Philadelphia. She graduated from Germantown High School in 1958, and the Tyler School of Art, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, in 1962. She began performing the Greenwich Village coffeehouse Scene in the early ‘60’s.

Dobkin briefly married a man in the late 1960’s, the marriage producing a daughter. In 1972, Dobkin came out as a lesbian, something very uncommon for a public personality to do at the time. She has since been very active in promoting GLBT rights.

Dobkin has a small but devoted cult audience. However, she gained some unexpected (and not entirely welcome) fame in the Eighties when comedians like David Letterman and Howard Stern tracked down the “Lavender Jane Loves Women” album, and began playing it on the air. Her warbling vocal style and oh-so-earnest (“Lesbian, lesbian, any woman can be a lesbian”) lyrics made her a somewhat easy target for satire.

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