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Dale Bozzio

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Dale Bozzio (born Dale Frances Consalvi on March 2, 1955) is an American musician and former Playboy Bunny. She became famous as the extravagant lead singer for the 1980s pop/new wave band Missing Persons.

In the 1970’s, Dale worked as a Bunny at a Playboy Club in Boston, later appearing in Playboy magazine in 1976 (not as a Playmate) under the name Toni Consalvi. As a musician, she worked with Frank Zappa a number of times, providing vocals on (among others) Zappa’s famous album Joe’s Garage. During her work with Zappa, she met future husband Terry Bozzio in 1976. They married in 1979, and the two of them founded Missing Persons with Zappa touring guitarist Warren Cuccurullo in 1980.

Missing Persons quickly gained populairity - thanks to their music, as well as to Dale’s quirky voice, unusual, futuristic fashion sense and wild makeup and hair colors. Her now ex-husband Terry once described Dale as looking “like a Popsicle” when shooting the music video for the Missing Persons song Words, because of the vibrant colors and clothing she was wearing. Missing Persons had several hits during the first half of the 1980s but broke up in 1986, shortly after the release of their third full-length album Color In Your Life. Dale also divorced Terry Bozzio at that time, but retained the name.

Dale Bozzio has continued to record and perform since the breakup of Missing Persons. She often tours under the band’s name although the backing musicians are different from the original band (Some of these musicans have been Mike Mangini, Tony Savarino, Van Spragins, Anthony Resta, Eric Welch, Ben Sesar and Jeff Calder).

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  • letsbolt

    dale always and forever

    28 Feb 8:04pm Reply
  • Zar-Unity

    Just listening to Riot in English for the first time and really enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. All of Dale's charm and cute quirky girlyness that we loved from her in Missing persons is still present here and which once again has great production and creative work just like with her band back in their glory days but of course set to a new and different kind of sound here. It's agreat album and shes still got it.

    8 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Warrior_Bard

    lol gurrl, if it was april I would agree with you but since then gaga has been looking like a carbon copy of dale during her riot in english days lol.

    13 Aug 2011 Reply
  • enid_coleslaw_

    I stand corrected about Lady Gaga, then.

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Warrior_Bard

    Actually lady gaga did get inspired by her, Starlight even posted the simon simon video on her myspace page in 2007, it's not a hidden fact! There are many similarities between them, the poker face outfit is almost exactly like the outfit she wears in her "right now" video just to cite one example among the hair styles, stage persona, outfits similarities, etc, but I agree that people tend to exaggerate sometimes, I just disagree with your debbie harry comparison, dale dressed nothing like her, back in the day she was more about performance art with her hand made outfits while debbie was more of a laid back rock chick type of girl, if anyone took anything from debbie's look was madonna.

    8 Apr 2011 Reply
  • enid_coleslaw_

    I don't get why people say Lady Gaga copied Dale Bozzio. If anything, Bozzio took a lot of her look from Debbie Harry.

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • alexia_N

    "Simon Simon" is great.

    3 Jan 2011 Reply
  • kingdavebot

    So Dale pops up on my Similar Artists. I'm not sure I see it. http://www.last.fm/music/Dave+Botluk

    25 Jan 2010 Reply
  • quierosersanta

    I wonder if Lady GaGa pays her royalties for ripping off her look...

    17 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Ginasty

    I LOVE her! She is the reason I dyed my hair pink and blue. <3

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • spinmatt

    She's awesome. I wish her RIOT IN ENGLISH music was on here.

    14 Nov 2008 Reply
  • RobHeathers

    How am I seriously the only person yet to write on her page... *tear. Oh-well, I'm still getting her tattooed on my back. Woo, and a half!

    9 Oct 2008 Reply
  • RobHeathers

    DALE BOZZIO is a goddess; just in case you didn't know.

    9 Mar 2008 Reply

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